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Although the lion is not the largest, fastest or most lethal animal, its position as king of beasts has rarely been challenged. Since Palaeolithic times, lions have fascinated people, and due to its gallant mane, knowing eyes, and distinctive roar, the animal continues to beguile us today. In Lion, Deirdre Jackson paints a fresh portrait of this regal beast, drawing on folktales, the latest scientific research, and even lion-tamersand#8217; memoirs, as well as other little-known sources to tell the story of lions famous and anonymous, familiar and surprising.

Majestic, noble, braveand#8212;the lion is an animal that has occupied a great place in the human imagination, inspiring countless myths, lore and legends. As well, this creative relationship has abounded in visual cultureand#8212;painted on wood and canvas, chiseled in stone, hammered in metal, and tucked between the pages of medieval manuscripts, lions have often represented divinity, dignity, and danger.

In Lion Jackson summarizes the latest findings of field biologists and offers in-depth analyses of works of art, literature, oral traditions, plays, and films. She is a peerless guide on a memorable visual and cultural safari.

About the Author

Deirdre Jackson is a project officer in the catalogue of illuminated manuscripts in the British Library and a former research associate at the University of Oxford.and#160; She is also the author of Marvellous to Behold: Miracles in Medieval Manuscripts.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1and#160;and#160; Lions at Large

2and#160;and#160; Captive Cats

3and#160;and#160; Lion Lore and Legend

4and#160;and#160; In Pursuit of the Lion

5and#160;and#160; Golden Remnant

Timeline

References

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Associations and Websites

Acknowledgements

Photo Acknowledgements

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781861896551
Author:
Jackson, Deirdre
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Author:
Jackson, Dierdre
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Animals - Big Cats
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Reaktion Books - Animal
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 color plates, 40 halftones
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.38 in

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Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Mammals » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Mammals » Wild Cats
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Zoology

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