Tiere Und Fabelwesen Im Mittelalter

Tiere Und Fabelwesen Im Mittelalter

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This volume aims to take an interdisciplinary cultural studies approach to the animal in its various medieval manifestations - in science, religion, history, pictorial art and literature - and to define its significance in the cultural life of the age. Important differences from modern viewpoints will emerge, but there are also commonalities and continuities, for without the images of animals handed down to us from the Middle Ages it is not possible to understand the role of animals in our modern times.
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  • Book | 342 pages
  • Germany
  • English, German
  • 3111737365
  • 9783111737362

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"The aim of this collection (in German and Englisch) is to focus on how the world of animals, real and fabulous, and the perception of the distinction between animals and man are mediated in medieval culture. [...] Prietzel deals with animals in Anglo-Saxon literature, Franz with the place of the stag in monastic foundation narratives, and there are studies of birds in the Divina Commedia(Bosold DasGupta) and, as a coda, reflections of the ars simia in nineteenth - and twentieth-century literature (Lehmann)."Medium Aevum, LXXIX, 2010
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