Beasts: Factual and Fantastic

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easts Factual and Fantastic features vivid and charming details from the wealth of manuscripts in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Library, along with a lively text; together both word and image provide an accessible and delightful introduction to the imagination of the medieval world.
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Overview


easts Factual and Fantastic features vivid and charming details from the wealth of manuscripts in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Library, along with a lively text; together both word and image provide an accessible and delightful introduction to the imagination of the medieval world.
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Elizabeth Morrison is Associate Curator of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Thomas Kren   Scot McKendrick     vii
Introduction     1
Animals in Daily Life     4
Creating the Animals     7
Work and Play     12
Warfare     21
Animals and the Law     24
Studying Animals     28
Beasts in Focus: The Hunting Manual     32
Symbolic Creatures     36
Christian Symbols     39
Saintly Companions     45
Astrological Animals     49
Heraldic Creatures     53
Tales, Parables, and Fables     57
Beasts in Focus: The Bestiary     64
Fantastic Beasts     68
Marginal Hybrids     71
Mythological Animals     78
Beasts in Human Guise     84
Dragons and Demons     91
Beasts in Focus: The Apocalypse     98
Suggestions for Further Reading     102
Books of Related Interest from Getty Publications and British Library Publications     103
The Medieval Imagination Series / About the Author     104
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