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Bullfighting

A Troubled History

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Bullfighting by Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier
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Art? Ritual? Sport? Cruelty? Though opinions are divided, one thing is certain - bullfighting sparks passionate responses. Supporters argue that bullfighting is a culturally important tradition stretching back thousands of years; while animal rights groups argue that it is cruel and barbaric, causing unnecessary suffering to both bulls and horses. In A History of Bullfighting Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier brings clarity to this debate through an exploration of the long history of killing bulls as public spectacle.

Author Biography

Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier is Professor of Art History at the Universite Jean-Moulin in Lyon. She is the author of many books, including A History of Floral Painting (1992), A History of French Still Life in the Nineteenth Century (1998) and, with Eric Baratay, the acclaimed Zoo: A History of Zoological Gardens in the West (Reaktion, 2004).
Release date Australia
November 1st, 2009
Contributor
Translated by Sue Rose
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Reaktion Books
Pages
208
Dimensions
190x250x15
ISBN-13
9781861895189
Product ID
3398811

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