The mark of the beast : the medieval bestiary in art, life, and literature / edited by Debra Hassig

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Subjects: Bestiaries--History and criticism
Didactic literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)--History and criticism
Literature, Medieval--History and criticism
Animals, Mythical, in literature
Animals, Mythical, in art
Animals in literature
Animals in art
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Garland Pub., 1999
Series: Garland medieval casebooks v. 22
Garland reference library of the humanities v. 2076
Garland reference library of the humanities vol. 2076
Garland reference library of the humanities. Garland medieval casebooks vol. 22
LC Classification: P, PA
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction
Abbreviations
Figures A-K
Pt. 1. Social Realities 1
The Lion, Bloodline, and Kingship / Margaret Haist 3
Misericord Owls and Medieval Anti-semitism / Mariko Miyazaki 23
Pt. 2. Moral Lessons 51
Bestiary Lessons on Pride and Lust / Carmen Brown 53
Sex in the Bestiaries / Debra Hassig 71
The Phoenix and the Resurrection / Valerie Jones 99
Pt. 3. Classical Inheritances 117
Did Imaginary Animals Exist? / Pamela Gravestock 119
Classical Ideology in the Medieval Bestiary / J. Holli Wheatcroft 141
Pt. 4. Reading Beasts 161
Taboos and the Holy in Bodley 764 / Alison Syme 163
Silence's Beasts / Michelle Bolduc 185
App. List of Bestiary and Physiologus Manuscripts 211
Contributors 215
Index of Creatures 217
Additional Authors: Hassig, Debra
Notes: LCCN: 98036629
ISBN: 0815329520 (case : alk. paper)
"List of bestiary and physiologus manuscripts": p. [211]-213
Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description: xxi, 219 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 39556277
ISBN/ISSN: 0815329520

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