Animal Encounters

Thinking about animals and living with them are vital aspects of medieval experience. Animal Encounters explores saints' lives, hunting treatises, bestiaries, and other genres to discover how various species take part in culture making, revealing that cross-species relationships transform both their animal and their human participants.

Animal Encounters
Contacts and Concepts in Medieval Britain

Susan Crane

2012 | 280 pages | Cloth $59.95
Literature | Cultural Studies | History
View main book page

Table of Contents

Notes on Citations

Introduction
1. Cohabitation
2. Wolf, Man, and Wolf-Man
3. A Bestiary's Taxonomy of Creatures
4. The Noble Hunt as a Ritual Practice
5. Falcon and Princess
6. Knight and Horse
Conclusion

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments