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Cats in medieval manuscripts

Author: Kathleen Walker-Meikle
Publisher: London : British Library, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cats were illustrated in medieval manuscripts throughout the Middle Ages, often in exquisite detail and frequently accompanied by their natural prey, mice. Medieval cats were viewed as treasured pets, as fearsome mousers, as canny characters in fables, as associates of the Devil and as magical creatures. Featuring an array of fascinating illustrations from the British Library's rich medieval collection, 'Cats in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Walker-Meikle
ISBN: 9780712352932 0712352937
OCLC Number: 1099912953
Notes: First published in 2011.
Description: 88 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Kathleen Walker-Meikle.

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Cats were illustrated in medieval manuscripts throughout the Middle Ages, often in exquisite detail and frequently accompanied by their natural prey, mice. Medieval cats were viewed as treasured pets, as fearsome mousers, as canny characters in fables, as associates of the Devil and as magical creatures. Featuring an array of fascinating illustrations from the British Library's rich medieval collection, 'Cats in Medieval Manuscripts' includes anecdotes about cats - both real and imaginary - to provide a fascinating picture of the life of the cat and its relationship with humans in the medieval world.

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