An overlooked area in the burgeoning field of animal studies is explored: the way nonhuman animals in the early modern Spanish empire were valued companions, as well as economic resources. Montaigne was not alone in his appreciation of animal life.
About the Author
Abel A. Alves, Ph.D. (1990) in History, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is Associate Professor of History at Ball State University. His publications include the book Brutality and Benevolence: Human Ethology, Culture, and the Birth of Mexico (1996).