Beasts and Birds of the Middle Ages

Beasts and Birds of the Middle Ages
The Bestiary and Its Legacy

Edited by Willene B. Clark and Meradith T. McMunn

238 pages | 6 x 9 | 50 illus.
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512805512 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
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An Anniversary Collection volume

The medieval bestiary, or moralized book of beasts, has enjoyed immense popularity over the centuries and it continues to influence both literature and art. This collection of essays aims to demonstrate the scope and variety of bestiary studies and the ways in which the medieval bestiary can be addressed. The contributors write about the tradition of one of the bestiary's birds, Parisian production of the manuscripts, bestiary animals in a liturgical book, theological as well as secular interpretations of beasts, bestiary creatures in literature, and new perspectives on the bestiary in other genres.

Willene B. Clark was Professor Emerita of Art History at Marlboro College. Meradith T. McMunn is Professor Emerita of English at Rhode Island College.

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