Animals with Human Faces: A Guide to Animal Symbolism

Beryl Rowland

Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1973

"This book attempts to put between two covers the most meaningful details of animal symbolism. ... My work, in alphabetical sections, with illustrations from manuscripts, traces the history of various animals as symbols from earliest times to the present day in art, literature, and folklore, and shows why certain ideas are still associated with specific animals. ... [My book] goes again to the primary sources and reinterprets them, tracing the material over the centuries and setting it in a perspective which is subjective and contemporary. ...I am concerned with providing a knowledge of less esoteric symbolism, the kind of knowledge which, I believe, never ceases to be meaningful because it derives from ideas about animals which lie deep in the human imagination in all ages." - Rowland

192 p., illustrations, bibliography, index.

Language: English

ISBN: 0-87049-136-9; LCCN: 79173657; LC: GR705.R68


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