Animals in Irish Society

The Church and Medieval Ireland (Animals in Irish Society, Episode 2)

The Church and Medieval Ireland (Animals in Irish Society, Episode 2)

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Corey Lee Wrenn, Ph.D.
The Church and Medieval Ireland (Animals in Irish Society, Episode 2)
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The coming of Christianity would significantly alter the role of Nonhuman Animals in early Irish society. At a time of considerable political and economic upheaval, the boundary between human and animal was of critical interest. Although some elements of animism persist to this day, increased colonization gradually eroded the status of Irish humans and nonhumans alike.