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CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ANTIQUITY From the Egyptian Goddess Bastet to the Mosaics of Pompeii: The Glory and Exploits of Cats in Antiquity THE MIDDLE AGES The Two Faces of the Middle Ages: From Demonic Images to Benedictine Scriptoria A FELINE RENAISSANCE The Cat Rediscovered: From the Humanist¿s Study to Depictions of the Holy Family THE BAROQUE CAT Inside European Households: Paintings of Interiors, Everyday Life, and the Egalitarian Cat FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO ROMANTICISM Reason and Sensuality in the Nascent Bourgeois Europe ROMANTIC AND IMPRESSIONIST CATS From the Quest for Comfort to the Impressionist¿s Caresses THE MODERN CAT From the Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde to Contemporary Portrayals THE CAT POSSESSED A Devil Meant for Stroking: Diabolic Prejudices and Images from the Middle Ages to the Present
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Cats in art.
Cats -- History.