Abel Alves Member Since November 16, 2015
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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS The Animals of Spain: An Introduction to Imperial Perceptions and Human Interaction with Other Animals, 1492-1826. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2011. Brutality and Benevolence: Human Ethology, Culture, and the Birth of Mexico. Westport, Connecticut and London: Greenwood Press, 1996. “The Sanctification of Nature in Marian Shrines in Catalonia: Contextualizing Human Desires in a Mediterranean Cult,” in The Sacralization of Space and Behavior in the Early Modern World: Studies and Sources, ed. Jennifer Mara DeSilva (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2015), 161-176. “Researching a New Scholarly Field: The Case for Big History,” Origins 5:4 (April 2015): 12-16. “Individuality and the Understanding of Animals in the Early Modern Spanish Empire,” in Animals and Early Modern Identity, ed. Pia Cuneo (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2014), 271-290. “The Animals of the Spanish Empire: Humans and Other Animals in Big History,” in Teaching and Researching Big History: Exploring a New Scholarly Field, ed. Leonid Grinin, David Baker, Esther Quaedackers and Andrey Korotayev (Volgograd: “Uchitel” Publishing House, 2014), 248-264. “The Spanish Empire: Adaptive Animals in the Natural World,” Big History, Metanexus Institute (July 3, 2012). “Humanity’s Place in Nature, 1863-1928: Horror, Curiosity and the Expeditions of Huxley, Wallace, Blavatsky and Lovecraft,” Theology and Science 6:1 (February 2008): 73-88. Carol Blakney and Abel Alves, “Baroque Consilience: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Theology, Natural Philosophy, and Feminism,” Big History, Metanexus Institute (June 22, 2007). “Mead: A Study in Human Culture’s Interaction with the Natural Environment and Other Animals,” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 13:2 (Summer 2006): 151-166. “Can We Be Awe-Inspired without Thinking Hierarchically?” Big History, Metanexus Institute (February 25, 2004). “The Alpha Factor and the Conquest of Mexico: A Study in Ethological History,” (with contributions by Carol Blakney), International Journal of Anthropology 17:2 (2002): 59-75.

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