By Ryan Hediger

Animals and battle is the 1st number of essays to check its subject. utilizing sociology, background, anthropology, and cultural stories, it analyzes quite a lot of phenomena and exposes the usually paradoxical contours of human-animal relationships.

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Axtell, Matthew. ”Minnesota Review 73/74 (Fall 2009): 205–218. Ayton, Andrew. ” In Medieval Warfare: A History, edited by Maurice Keen, 186–208. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. Bekoff, Marc, and Jessica Pierce. Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. Burnham, John. Dog Tags of Courage: The Turmoil of War and the Rewards of Companionship. Fort Bragg: Lost Coast Press, 2000. Burns, Ken. The Civil War. Videorecording. Beverly Hills: PBS Home Video, 1991.

Similarly, Boria Sax’s chapter investigates the myth that ravens must remain in the Tower of London to prevent Britain from falling in war. Sax shows the way this myth arose, somewhat spontaneously. It was then exploited by the tourism industry, becoming tangled therefore in the nation’s social and economic fabric. Despite its fictional status, Sax argues that this mythology is one viable avenue toward reckoning the traumatic history of war. Much warfare has been traumatic to animals, but the logic and practice of war has sometimes been turned directly toward animals’ interests, as discussed by Brian Lowe in his essay.

And, Their Work Done, They Were Euthanized. ” The Washington Post. 25 November 2000, Saturday, final edition. Style Section, C01. McHugh, Susan. Dog. London: Reaktion Books, 2004. Milton, John. Paradise Lost. 1667. Edited by Gordon Teskey. W. Norton, 2004. Mitman, Gregg. Reel Nature: America’s Romance with Wildlife on Film. 1999. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009. Nathanson, Vivienne. ” British Medical Journal 325 (2002): 727–8. The Oxford Companion to World War II. Ed.  Foot. Oxford University Press, 2001.

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