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Holy and noble beasts : encounters with animals in medieval literature

Autore: David Salter
Editore: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2001.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Because animals are neither wholly similar to, nor entirely different from, human beings, they have provided men and women with an endlessly fruitful point of departure from which to explore what it means to be human. The way in which human identity is inextricably bound up with the animal kingdom is particularly evident in medieval hagiography and romance (arguably the two most popular and prestigious genres of  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Salter, David, 1969-
Holy and noble beasts.
Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2001
(OCoLC)606633810
Persona incaricata: Alexander, the Great; Alexander, King of Macedonia; Alexander, the Great
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento Libro, Risorsa Internet
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: David Salter
{0} 0859916243 9780859916240
Numero OCLC: 46732382
Descrizione: vii, 168 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenuti: I. Return to Paradise: Animals in the Lives of the Saints. 1. St. Jerome and the Lion. 2. The Patron Saint of Ecologists: St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio. 3. Dominion over Animals: The Taming of 'Brother Ass'. 4. Reading the Book of Nature: St. Francis, the Bible, and the Natural World --
II. Knights and the Brute Creation: Nobility and Sanctity in Four Middle English Romances. 5. Romance and Hagiography: The Vision of St. Eustace and Sir Isumbras. 6. Sir Gowther. 7. Octavian. 8. Sir Orfeo --
III. Nature and Supernature: The Middle English Romances of Alexander the Great. 9. Alexander: Romance and History. 10. Alexander's Miraculous Conception and Birth. 11. The Wonders of the East. Conclusion: Representing Nature in Medieval Literature.
Responsabilità: David Salter.

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Through an analysis of literary sources, the book explores the broad range of attitudes towards animals and the natural world current in Western Europe during the later middle ages.  Per saperne di più…

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