A little over two weeks ago I brought you a book review of Will N. Graves’ book, “Wolves in Russia: Anxiety Through the Ages“. Wolves in Russia is the compilation of accounts in Russia of the many hundreds of deaths to humans caused by wolves; some by rabies contracted from wolf bites and some by deadly attacks from healthy wolves. It is staggering to learn of the fear people had to live under in dealing with such a vicious and powerful predator.
Since posting the review of Graves’ book, I’ve been sent another account translated from Italian called, “Living With Death in the 1700s“. This work also recounts wolf attacks occurring in portions of Italy during the 15th through the 19th centuries. The regions studied were Lombardy, Eastern Piedmont and Italian Switzerland.
The document is about 10 pages in length and includes maps and index with footnotes and resources.