Archive for 2003

First birthday!

The Medieval Bestiary is one year old! Well, this site is, anyway. A new digital text is available: Some Twelfth-Century Animal Carvings and Their Sources in the Bestiaries by Arthur H. Collins. The bibliography is available in a new format, which includes all of the details and annotations in one very large list. There are […]

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New digital text by E.P. Evans

A new digital text is available: Animal Symbolism in Ecclesiastical Architecture by E. P. Evans. As usual, there are updates to the bibliography (over 900 items now) and more manuscript information. Bibliography lists have been enhanced with a small symbol to indicate their reliability; see the the bibliography list help for details.

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Coding errors fixed

There were some problems when parts of this site (particularly the Gallery pages) were viewed with Netscape Navigator 7. Navigator 7 is (rightly) more picky about HTML coding errors than Internet Explorer, and scornfully rejected some of my code. All better now, I hope! There are also about 50 new bibliography entries and a few […]

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New digital text by M.R. James

A new digital text is available: The Bestiary by M. R. James, courtesy of Rosemary Pardoe, editor of the The Ghosts & Scholars M.R. James Newsletter web site. As usual, there are updates to the bibliography and more manuscript information.

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New digital text, bibliography enhanced

A new digital text is available: Reynard the Fox, a chapter from Legends of the Middle Ages, first published 1896, being a paraphrase of the Reynard tales. In addition, the bibliography has been enhanced; see the new bibliography help pages for details. The number of bibliography items has also increased, and now approaches 800. There […]

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Digital text: Reynard the Fox

Another digital text is now available: The History of Reynard the Fox, William Caxton’s English translation of 1481. Also the usual general updates, additions and corrections.

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Digital text by Druce

Another digital text is now available: an excellent article on the Ant-lion by George Druce (1923). Also the usual general updates, additions and corrections.

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Another digital text

Another digital text is now available: The Introduction to Queen Mary’s Psalter by George Warner (1912). All of the beast images from that book are also now available on the beast gallery pages.

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Two more digital texts

Two more digital texts are now available: The Bestiary of Philippe de Thaon, in Anglo-Norman verse with an English translation, edited by Thomas Wright in 1841; and The Bestiary, a general introduction to the bestiary genre by M. R. James (1932). There are also a few more entries in the bibliography.

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Large update, new images

This is a very large update. By permission of the Manuscript Department of the Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen, most beasts now have at least one illustration. The two Copenhagen bestiaries ( Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4º and Gl. kgl. S. 3466 8º ) have full galleries of illustrations. In addition, almost all of the beasts have […]

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