The Mark of the Beast: The Medieval Bestiary in Art, Life and Literature

The Mark of the Beast: The Medieval Bestiary in Art, Life and Literature

by Debra Hassig
     
 

These essays analyze the medieval bestiary from both literary and art history perspectives, exploring issues including kinship, romance, sex, death, and the afterlife.See more details below

Overview

These essays analyze the medieval bestiary from both literary and art history perspectives, exploring issues including kinship, romance, sex, death, and the afterlife.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815329527
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Series:
Garland Library of Medieval Literature Series
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Abbreviations
Figures A-K
Pt. 1Social Realities1
The Lion, Bloodline, and Kingship3
Misericord Owls and Medieval Anti-semitism23
Pt. 2Moral Lessons51
Bestiary Lessons on Pride and Lust53
Sex in the Bestiaries71
The Phoenix and the Resurrection99
Pt. 3Classical Inheritances117
Did Imaginary Animals Exist?119
Classical Ideology in the Medieval Bestiary141
Pt. 4Reading Beasts161
Taboos and the Holy in Bodley 764163
Silence's Beasts185
AppList of Bestiary and Physiologus Manuscripts211
Contributors215
Index of Creatures217

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