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Two new texts by Druce

In addition to the usual updates to the beast, manuscript and bibliography pages, there are two new articles by George C. Druce in the digtal text library. The Medieval Bestiary site is now receiving an average of 30,000 visitors per month.

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A long pause ends

After a long pause, a small update… Just a bit of everything. More to come!

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Beast moralizations updated

The beast pages have been updated with information on the allegory or moralizations that were applied to the beast tales, along with some more historical source information. There are also minor updates to other pages, new bibliography items, etc.

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Museum Meermo images online

With the permission of the Museum Meermo in The Hague, about 130 images have been added to the beast and manuscript galleries. There are also new items in the bibliography, and a few new and updated manuscripts.

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Second birthday!

The Medieval Bestiary: Animals in the Middle Ages is now two years old! In that time it has gone from less than 200 visits per month to over 18,000 visits per month. Thanks, faithful readers! This is another large update. By permission of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Royal Library) of the Netherlands, over 150 new images […]

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New encyclopedia section

The “primary source” section has been expanded and will now include more than just the sources of medieval beast lore, so it has been renamed the Encyclopedia. Several manuscript descriptions have been added, as well as a few more bibliography items.

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New section on bestiary families

A large update this time. The section on the bestiary “Family” classification system is now ready. This links to several other parts of the site, so it is a good starting point for exploration of the bestiary genre. There are also several more “primary source” articles, new and updated manuscript descriptions, a few more pictures, […]

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The Bestiaire of Gervaise

A new digital text is now available: Le Bestiaire de Gervaise, a Norman French rhyming verse bestiary of the thirteenth century, in a critical edition by Paul Meyer (1872). There is also a little information on Gervaise, plus the usual updates to the bibliography and manuscript sections.

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British Library images online

With the permission of the British Library, over 100 images from manuscripts in their collection are now available here. You will find these images on the gallery pages in the beast and manuscript sections. As always, updates, additions and corrections have been made to the bibliography, manuscript and other pages.

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More texts by Druce

I would like to thank Lawrence Butler of England for pointing out an error and providing information to allow me to correct it. The digital text library contains three articles by George Claridge Druce, who wrote several bestiary-related articles in the early 20th century. I had thought this Druce was the botanist George Claridge Druce […]

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