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    Display Name:Abel Alves University or Company:Ball State University Field:History Address:216 Burkhardt Building, Ball State University City:Muncie State or Province:Indiana Zipcode:47306-0480 Publications:

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS <em>The Animals of Spain: An Introduction to Imperial Perceptions and Human Interaction with Other Animals, 1492-1826</em>. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2011. <em>Brutality and Benevolence: Human Ethology, Culture, and the Birth of Mexico</em>. Westport, Connecticut and London: Greenwood Press, 1996. “The Sanctification of Nature in Marian Shrines in Catalonia: Contextualizing Human Desires in a Mediterranean Cult,” in <em>The Sacralization of Space and Behavior in the Early Modern World: Studies and Sources</em>, ed. Jennifer Mara DeSilva (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2015), 161-176. “Researching a New Scholarly Field: The Case for Big History,” <em>Origins</em> 5:4 (April 2015): 12-16. “Individuality and the Understanding of Animals in the Early Modern Spanish Empire,” in <em>Animals and Early Modern Identity</em>, ed. Pia Cuneo (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2014), 271-290. “The Animals of the Spanish Empire: Humans and Other Animals in Big History,” in <em>Teaching and Researching Big History: Exploring a New Scholarly Field</em>, 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,” <em>Big History</em>, <strong><a href="http://www.metanexus.net/essay/spanish-empire-adaptive-animals-natural-world">Metanexus Institute</a></strong> (July 3, 2012). “Humanity’s Place in Nature, 1863-1928: Horror, Curiosity and the Expeditions of Huxley, Wallace, Blavatsky and Lovecraft,” <em>Theology and Science</em> 6:1 (February 2008): 73-88. Carol Blakney and Abel Alves, “Baroque Consilience: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Theology, Natural Philosophy, and Feminism,” <em>Big History</em>, <a href="http://www.metanexus.net/essay/baroque-consilience-sor-juana-ines-de-la-cruz"><strong>Metanexus Institute</strong></a> (June 22, 2007). “Mead: A Study in Human Culture’s Interaction with the Natural Environment and Other Animals,” <em>ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment</em> 13:2 (Summer 2006): 151-166. “Can We Be Awe-Inspired without Thinking Hierarchically?” <em>Big History</em>, <strong><a href="http://www.metanexus.net/essay/can-we-be-awe-inspired-without-thinking-hierarchically">Metanexus Institute</a></strong> (February 25, 2004). “The Alpha Factor and the Conquest of Mexico: A Study in Ethological History,” (with contributions by Carol Blakney), <em>International Journal of Anthropology</em> 17:2 (2002): 59-75.

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