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The naming of the beasts : natural history in the medieval bestiary

Author: Wilma B George; W B Yapp
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book, the first to be written by authors who know about animals, is based on a study of 40 manuscripts. It shows that bestiaries are not, as so often thought, mere compendia of old wives' tales and religious symbolism but important documents for any serious history of medieval science"--
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
George, Wilma B.
Naming of the beasts.
London : Duckworth, 1991
(OCoLC)664545948
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilma B George; W B Yapp
ISBN: 0715622382 9780715622384
OCLC Number: 20524101
Description: xiv, 231 pages, 3 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
General scenes. Creation scenes ; The naming of the animals ; Beasts ; Birds --
Mammals. Wild mammals ; Domestic mammals --
Birds. Non-passerines ; Passerines ; Unidentifiable birds --
Other animals. Serpentes ; Pisces ; Vermes, or terrestrial invertebrates ; Insects.
Responsibility: Wilma George & Brunsdon Yapp.

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"This book, the first to be written by authors who know about animals, is based on a study of 40 manuscripts. It shows that bestiaries are not, as so often thought, mere compendia of old wives' tales and religious symbolism but important documents for any serious history of medieval science"--

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