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Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries
Florence McCulloch
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1962; Series: Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures, 33

This is one of the most important books on the Bestiary. McCulloch revises and expands on the Bestiary "family" classification pioneered by The Bestiary: Being A Reproduction in Full of Ms. Ii 4. 26 in the University Library, Cambridge, with supplementary plates from other manuscripts of English origin, and a preliminary study of the Latin bestiary as current in England (Oxford, 1928) M R James, and includes several additional manuscripts. The first section covers the character and origin of the Greek Physiologus. Section 2 covers the Latin Physiologus and the Latin and French Bestiaries. The third section describes the traditional French Bestiaries of Philippe de Thaon, Gervaise, Guillaume le Clerc and Pierre de Beauvais. Section 4 discusses the illustrated Bestiaries. Section 5 contains a description and basic analysis of the animals most commonly found in the Physiologus and the Bestiaries.

10 pages of line drawings based on Bestiary illustrations. Extensive bibliography (to 1962).

212 pages.

Language: English

LCCN: 62052157; LC: PC13.N67 no. 33a; OCLC: 528799
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