Bullfighting: A Troubled History

Bullfighting: A Troubled History

by Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier, Sue Rose (Translator)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861895189
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 07/15/2010
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier was formerly professor of art history at the Université Jean-Moulin in Lyon. She is the author of many books including A History of Floral Painting and A History of French Still Life in the Nineteenth Century, and coauthor of Zoo: A History of Zoological Gardens in the West, also published by Reaktion books.  Sue Rose has been working as a translator from French and Italian for more than seventeen years.

Table of Contents

1 Fighting Bulls 7

2 Capital Punishment 37

3 Plazas and Bullrings 49

4 What Travellers Saw 64

5 Nineteenth-century Spain and Latin America 75

6 Bullfighting, Art, Opera and Dance 94

7 Beyond Spain 111

8 The Influence of Art, Film and History 129

9 In the Twentieth Century 149

10 Modern Times 164

11 The Fight against Bullfighting Today 175

References 192

Photo Acknowledgements 202

Index 203

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