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The Mark of the Beast: The Medieval Bestiary in Art, Life and Literature / Edition 1

The Mark of the Beast: The Medieval Bestiary in Art, Life and Literature / Edition 1

by Debra Hassig
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The medieval bestiary was a contribution to didactic religious literature, addressing concerns central to all walks of Christian and secular life. These essays analyze the bestiary from both literary and art historical 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)

About the Author

Debra Hassig Ph.D. is a Reader at the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh

Table of Contents

The Lion, Bloodline, and Kingship, Margaret Haist * Misericord Owls and Medieval Anti-Semitism, Mariko Miyazako 8 Bestiary Lessons on Pride and Lust, Carmen Brown * Sex in the Bestiaries, Debra Hassig * The Phoenix and the Resurrection, Valerie Jones * Did Imaginary Animals Exist? Pamela Gravestock * Classical Ideology in the Medieval Bestiary, J. Holli Wheatcroft * Taboos and the Holy in Bodley 764, Alison Syme * Silence's Beasts, Michelle Bolduc

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