Beasts and Bawdy

Anne Clark

New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, 1975

"...the author describes the real and fabulous beasts thus depicted, comments on their beastly behavior, and explores the curious sex lives our ancestors attributed to them." - publisher

A general introduction to (mostly) medieval animal lore. The lack of references makes it difficult to use for serious study, or to follow up on sometimes dubious statements. Small bibliography, index. 16 pages of black & white illustrations.

Contents: Sources of Animal Lore; Physiologus and the Bestiaries; Fabulous Beasts; Men as Beasts and Beasts as Men; Sex and Bawdy; Beastly Behaviour; Animal Medicines, Charms and Aphrodisiacs.

159 pages, 24 black & white photographic illustrations, bibliography, index.

Language: English

ISBN: 0-8008-0691-3; LCCN: 75000807; LC: QL791.C5651975; DDC: 398/.369


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