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The Fabulous Natural History of the Middle Ages

by Thomas Wright, Esq., M.A., F.S.A.

originally published as part of
The Archaeological Album; or, Museum of National Antiquities
pages 174-186
London: Chapman & Hall, 1845

This short article is a general introduction to natural history in the Middle Ages. It is of interest as an early example of the nineteenth-century scholarship on animals in the Middle Ages; it also has useful information on the unicorn, elephant and mandrake, as well as some images from manuscripts.

This digital edition is not a complete copy of the print edition of Wright's book. Only the chapter titled "The Fabulous Natural History of the Middle Ages" is included the digital edition.

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