The Boundaries of the Human in Medieval English Literature

Dorothy Yamamoto

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000

"This book explores a wide variety of medieval writings (by Chaucer, Gower, the Gawain-poet, and Henryson, among others) to answer the question, In what way did medieval people think about animals? It ranges from birds and foxes, to the Bestiary, heraldry, and hunting, to the enigmatic figure of the Wild Man." - publisher

Contents: Introduction; The Bestiary: Establishing Ground Rules; Birds: The Ornament of the Air; The Fox: Laying Bare Deceit; The Heraldic Image; Bodies in the Hunt; A Reading of The Knight's Tale; The Wild Man 1: Figuring Identity; The Wild Man 2: The Uncourtly Other; Women and the Wild; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

Language: English

ISBN: 0-19-818674-6; LCCN: 00701319; LC: PR275.H83Y362000; DDC: 820.9/3521; OCLC: 42912060


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