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

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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.

Synopsis:

The medieval bestiary was the culmination of allegorical functions for animals, assembling stories and pictures of beasts and birds for purposes of moral instruction and courtly entertainment. Far from being accessible only to the religious and literate elite, bestiaries addressed concerns central to all walks of Christian and secular life.

In The Mark of the Beast, contributors employ both art historical and literary approaches to explore a variety of important issues treated in the bestiaries and in their forerunner, the Physiologus. These essays clearly demonstrate how bestiaries both address and develop some of the most important concerns of the Middle Ages — from the Church, the monarchy, anti-Semitism, fantastic beasts, and Classical thought to romance, sex and death.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415928946
Editor:
Hassig, Debra
Publisher:
Routledge
Editor:
Hassig, Debra
Author:
Hassig, Debra
Location:
New York
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Literature, medieval
Subject:
Animals in art
Subject:
Bestiaries
Subject:
Animals in literature
Subject:
Animals, Mythical, in art.
Subject:
Animals, Mythical, in literature.
Subject:
Didactic literature, Latin.
Subject:
Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
106-511
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
5.50x8.50x.53 in. .71 lbs.

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Product details 252 pages Routledge - English 9780415928946 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The medieval bestiary was the culmination of allegorical functions for animals, assembling stories and pictures of beasts and birds for purposes of moral instruction and courtly entertainment. Far from being accessible only to the religious and literate elite, bestiaries addressed concerns central to all walks of Christian and secular life.

In The Mark of the Beast, contributors employ both art historical and literary approaches to explore a variety of important issues treated in the bestiaries and in their forerunner, the Physiologus. These essays clearly demonstrate how bestiaries both address and develop some of the most important concerns of the Middle Ages — from the Church, the monarchy, anti-Semitism, fantastic beasts, and Classical thought to romance, sex and death.

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