Texts : Thomas of Cantimpré

Excerpts from the Liber de natura rerum are included in many of the Beast pages (under the Sources tab). These were roughly translated from Latin into English by having Google do the initial translation, which was then corrected until it made sense. Google Translate for Latin is far from perfect, so while the initial machine translation was useful and time saving, it required significant study and consultation of other sources to produce the final translation. Even so, the resulting text is not an exact translation, but more of a paraphrase of the original.

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