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Monstrous fishes and the Mead-Dark Sea : whaling in the medieval North Atlantic

Author: Vicki Ellen Szabo
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
Series: Northern world, v. 35.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Medieval people viewed whales in complex and contradictory ways, as marvelous, monstrous or mundane, heaven-sent or hell-bent.
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Szabo, Vicki Ellen.
Monstrous fishes and the Mead-Dark Sea.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
(DLC) 2008002435
(OCoLC)181142186
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vicki Ellen Szabo
ISBN: 9789047432418 904743241X
OCLC Number: 711004344
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 326 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: List of Illustrations; Maps; Chronology; Acknowledgements; Introduction Mundane and Marvelous Whales in the Mead-Dark Sea; Chapter One Medieval Perceptions of the Natural World; Chapter Two Whales and Whaling from Classical Antiquity to the Middle Ages; Chapter Three Whales and North Atlantic Ecology; Chapter Four Whalers and North Atlantic Ethnography; Chapter Five Archaeological Approaches to North Atlantic Whale Use; Chapter Six From Krakens to Fish Drivers: Monstrous Fishes in North Atlantic History and Literature.
Series Title: Northern world, v. 35.
Responsibility: by Vicki Ellen Szabo.

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