This site has a basically hierarchical struture.
There are several main sections, accessible
from the Contents page:
- Site Information
- Information about this site: table of contents,
help pages, contacts, copyright issues, etc.
- An extensive list of books, articles, digital
files and other materials, available in several
- Information about the beasts of the bestiary,
including descriptions, sources and images.
- Information about medieval manuscripts,
including bestiaries and other works relating
to animals in the Middle Ages.
- Short articles on various beast-related
topics, including information on the sources
of the animal legends, from classical Greek,
Roman and other authorites to medieval authors.
- Various original articles on bestiary topics.
- Digital Text Library
- Texts, originally only available in print
form and long out of print, converted to digital
texts which can be viewed online, downloaded
- Information about libraries, universities
and other institutes holding primary materials
(mostly manuscripts) relating to bestiaries
and medieval animal lore.
Each section (except for Site Information) has
an "Introduction and index" page that
lists the resources available in that section.
In most cases there are one or more lists containing
links to provide more details.
Detail pages for bibliography items, institutes,
copyright and image sources are displayed in
separate windows that open when you click a
related link or button. These pages can be left
open; they will be reused the next time you
click a link of that type. The windows can be
sized and positioned any way you choose. While
most pop-blocker software will allow these windows
to open, if you click a link and nothing happens,
you may need to temporarily disable the pop-up
blocker; see the software documentation for
instructions on how to do that.