The Westminster Bestiary (Westminster Abbey, MS 22): Analysis and Commentaries
Siloé, arte y bibliofilia, 2019
This book is a commentary volume, in both English and Spanish, to the facsimile edition of the Westminster bestiary (Westminster Abbey Library, MS 22), which had been published by Siloe Publishing House, Burgos, in 2014. It is based on a revised version of Ilya Dines’ PhD dissertation entitled “A Critical Edition of The Bestiaries of The Third Family,” written in 2008. The commentary volume includes a preface written by Christopher Hammel, an introduction to the genre of medieval bestiaries, the text of the Westminster bestiary (in Latin) transcribed by Ilya Dines with a full analysis of the sources and arguments for the place of origin of the manuscript and possible authorship; a Spanish translation of the preceding texts by Ilya Dines and textual commentary made by María Isabel Velázquez Soriano, three appendices, a long bibliography and full index of sources and subjects. The volume has 404 pages, it includes all (reduced) illustrations of the bestiary.
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