Recognizing the universal love humans have for our pets, this book tells the tale of cats and dogs in human civilization, from their first recorded appearances in ancient cultures all the way up to today. Over the centuries, cats and dogs have been our helpers, our companions, and even our gods; now, they’re our historians.
Recognizing the universal love humans have for our pets, this book tells the history of cats and dogs in human civilization from their first recorded appearances in ancient cultures all the way up to today. Everybody knows that the ancient Egyptians worshipped cats, but did you know that the Japanese once did, as well? Or that a Chinese emperor once picked his successor based on whether or not he liked cats? Cats and dogs have been in our temples, our homes, and even in our musical instruments.
A History of Civilization with Cats and Dogs is a two-part historical overview: Part one examines the relationships dogs and cats have had with humans across time and global cultures, while part two features representations of cats and dogs in human cultural artifacts like art, language, faith, and myth. Even those who are familiar with the history of cats and dogs in their own culture will find a plethora of new facts and stories about man’s best friends from civilizations all over the world.
This latest offering from the writing team of the online media platform Storystudio beautifully fulfills its authors’ mission of presenting history in accessible language and bringing it to life through engaging, factual storytelling.