Animal history: New research opportunities

Animal history: New research opportunities

Olga Y. Solodyankina
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The article contains analysis of the modern trends in historiography, in which there has been observed another methodological ‘change of course’ described as ‘animal turn’. The traditional anthropocentrism of historical research, in the author's opinion, is replaced by the study of relationships between man and animals in line with economic, social and cultural history, military history, intellectual history, the history of science, the history of medicine and other fields of historical knowledge. The new research on the history of human-animal relationships focuses on how these interspecific relationships (animal-human relations) are built, what they are, bearing in mind the effects that such relations might have.
Olga Y. Solodyankina
Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Historia Provinciae – the Journal of Regional History
Cherepovets State University, Cherepovets, Russia
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human-animal relationships, foreign historiography, future development of historical science, turn to animals, ‘animal turn’
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Solodyankina Olga Animal history: New research opportunities. Historia provinciae – the journal of regional history, 2018, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 18–28. DOI: 10.23859/2587-8352-2018-2-1-2

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