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Monsters and grotesques in medieval manuscripts

Author: Alixe Bovey
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The monstrous creatures that embellish the pages of medieval manuscripts have a long pedigree. From their origins in classical antiquity, the Bible, scientific writing and folklore they travelled through centuries and civilisations to find vivid expression in medieval religion, literature and art." "It is easy to forget that these creatures are not merely decorative but often have symbolic importance. Griffins and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alixe Bovey
ISBN: 0802085121 9780802085122
OCLC Number: 49649965
Notes: "Co-published by the British Library"--Colophon.
Description: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Monsters & grotesques in medieval manuscripts
Responsibility: Alixe Bovey.

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Images of monstrosities pervade art and culture in the Middle Ages, and for medieval people they must have been a tantalizing suggestion of unknown worlds and unthinkable dangers.  Read more...

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