World History and Myths of Cats

Overview

This unique book is structured by country, from prehistoric to present times. An effort has been made to revive the soul and ambience of different environments as it evolved over the centuries. The style is intentionally folksy, to reproduce the special sense of humor, puns or poetry of different countries.
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Overview

This unique book is structured by country, from prehistoric to present times. An effort has been made to revive the soul and ambience of different environments as it evolved over the centuries. The style is intentionally folksy, to reproduce the special sense of humor, puns or poetry of different countries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773408616
  • Publisher: PSR Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 The Prehistoric Cats 3
Ch. 2 At Bubastis City of the Cat Goddess 7
Ch. 3 The Cat a Harbinger of Good Fortune in China 17
Ch. 4 Cats of India 21
Ch. 5 The Vampire Cat and the Faithful Cat in Tales of Japan 35
Ch. 6 Buddhists and Cats 59
Ch. 7 The Cats in Italian Myths 61
Ch. 8 Cat Myths among the British Druids and the Celts 83
Ch. 9 Noah and the Manx Cat 93
Ch. 10 The Prophet Mohammed, His Companion and the Kitten 97
Ch. 11 The Cat El Broosha That Came Out of Lilith 101
Ch. 12 The Cat in Scandinavian and Finnish Mythology: The Cats of Lapland 105
Ch. 13 The Cyprus Cat 113
Ch. 14 The Cat in the Roman du Renart 117
Ch. 15 The Cat in Mediaeval Hebrew Collections of Fables 123
Ch. 16 The Cat and the Templars 133
Ch. 17 The Cat in Russian Myths 137
Ch. 18 The Cat's Long Trail of Martyrdom 143
Ch. 19 Cats in Great Britain 155
Ch. 20 La Chatte Blanche: The Tale of Madame D'Aulnoy 179
Ch. 21 German Myths and Traditions of Cats 181
Ch. 22 Apprentice Printers and Cats 185
Ch. 23 The Cats in France 195
Ch. 24 Cat Myths in Hungary and Rumania 219
Ch. 25 The Cats in Thailand 223
Ch. 26 The Sacred Cats of Burma 225
Ch. 27 The Cat among the Malays and Indonesians 229
Ch. 28 Cats in Korean Folklore 233
Ch. 29 Cats in Moslem Egypt 237
Ch. 30 Cats in Africa 243
Ch. 31 Persian Cats and Cat Stories 253
Ch. 32 Turkish Cats 261
Ch. 33 Dutch Cats in Paradise 269
Ch. 34 The Lynx 275
Ch. 35 Cats in USA: from the Sacred Cats of American Indians to Hemingway's Cats and the author's Cats 279
Ch. 36 Caribbean Folklore and Cat Stories 307
Ch. 37 The Cat in Latin America and Spanish Folklore 317
Conclusion 345
References 347
Index 363
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