Parodic Animal Physicians from the Margins of Medieval Manuscripts

David A. Sprunger

in Nona C. Flores, ed., Animals in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays (Garland Medieval Casebooks, 13), New York: Garland, 1996

" iconographic study where animals are again used to reflect and expose the values of human society, this time in a largely satiric light. Sprunger examimes how the age-old battle between doctor an patient is fought with humor in the marginal droleries of medieval manuscripts using animal protagonists. The illustrations accompanying the essay clearly reflect how artists transferred the iconographic traits of human physicians to animal counterparts..." - Flores, Introduction

Language: English

ISBN: 0-8153-1315-2


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