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Psalters!

This update is mostly about manuscripts called Psalters (see below), with a bit about Gerald of Wales. Manuscripts A few more manuscripts have had their illustrations loaded and/or beast lists completed. Encyclopedia There is one updated and one new article.

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Miscellany

This update has new and changed stuff in several areas. Manuscripts A few more manuscripts have had their illustrations loaded and/or beast lists completed. Encyclopedia There are some new or updated articles. Beasts While working on the texts by Engelbert of Admont and Isidore of Seville, I found and identified several new animals, and identified […]

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Oops…

There was a bug in my gallery script that caused all Beast galleries to fail to load if the Manuscript or Encyclopedia gallery image order was set to “Manuscript order”. I fixed it, but you may need to refresh the page in the browser before it works (that’s Control-F5 in Firefox or Chrome for Windows; […]

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Latin Bestiaries

This update is about manuscripts, mostly bestiary manuscripts from the Latin families. The Latin family manuscripts include the better known bestiaries such as the Aberdeen Bestiary. Manuscripts These manuscripts have had all of their illustrations loaded, descriptions updated, and beast lists completed. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Gall.16 (Psalter of Isabelle of France) Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Reg.lat.258 British […]

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General Update

A bunch of stuff both new and updated, including several enhancements to the Medieval Bestiary site structure and functionality. Site Enhancements Image galleries for Encyclopedia entries and Manuscripts can now be displayed in beast name order or in manuscript appearance order. (Beast image galleries are always in manuscript appearance order.) Beast name order is the […]

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Bestiaire d’amour

The Bestiaire d’amour or Bestiary of Love is not a traditional bestiary. It has bestiary animals doing bestiary things, but it has a much different purpose. Where the traditional bestiary is a tool for teaching Christian morality, the Bestiaire is a desperate attempt by the author, Richard de Fournival, to win the love of a […]

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Manuscript Update

Though there several new things in this update, it is mostly about manuscripts and their images. Manuscripts I have been examining manuscripts, trying to find information on some elusive ones, and updating descriptions and images for the some of the ones I already knew about. Arnamagn├Žanske Institut, AM 673 a 4┬║ (Icelandic Physiologus): This is […]

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Something for Everyone

This is a general update, with something for everyone. I have added a lot of new data this time. Images: There are several hundred new and updated images, bringing the total to almost 2200. This batch are all from manuscripts, and some are spectacular; see Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1511, for example. Several manuscripts and […]

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Gallery Update

I wasn’t satisfied with the way the galleries were working, and so I changed them. The initial page of image thumbnails is gone; it was slow, and as the number of images went up it just got slower. Instead the gallery page itself will appear immediately (and rapidly) in a small size, though still big […]

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A bunch of changes

Lots of changes, updates, new materials in this update. The Bestiary Family lists have been updated. Almost all of the listed manuscripts now have a link to the description page for that manuscript. There are a few that remain elusive; the libraries where they live have them well hidden, but I am persistent (possibly obsessive) […]

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