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Saints and animals in the Middle Ages

Author: Dominic Alexander
Publisher: Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2008.
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Dominic Alexander presents a thorough investigation of the saint and animal topos - its origins, growth and development.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dominic Alexander
ISBN: 9781843833949 1843833948
OCLC Number: 226975658
Description: viii, 200 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Reading the Lives of the saints --
The formation of tradition --
Monks and animals in the medieval wilderness --
The Irish variant --
Sainted princesses and the resurrection of geese --
The hermit and the hunter --
The holy wilderness: Farne Island and the cult of Saint Cuthbert --
Animal sanctuaries of the Middle Ages? --
Saint Francis and the thirtheenth century.
Responsibility: Dominic Alexander.
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Explores the saint and animal story in medieval saints' Lives which has a long tradition. This volume ranges from the very beginning of the genre in the Late Antique east, through early medieval  Read more...

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(An) important and engaging book. (...) Dominic Alexander's examination of the genre of saint and animal tale provides an interpretive model which furthers our understanding of the composition, Read more...

 
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