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Monsters and Grotesques in Medieval Manuscripts - Bovey, Alixe
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The margins of medieval manuscripts teem with sirens, satyrs, griffins, unicorns, dragons and other bizarre creatures. Commonplace animals are twisted together in impossible combinations, and human bodies are merged with animal forms in ways that are often both comic and ghastly. Images of these monstrosities pervade art and culture in the Middle Ages, and for medieval pages they must have been a tantalizing suggestion of unknown worlds and unthinkable dangers. But what were they doing there? Were they meaningless ...

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Monsters and Grotesques in Medieval Manuscripts 2002, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780802085122

Trade paperback

Monsters and Grotesques in Medieval Manuscripts 2002, The British Library Publishing Division, London

ISBN-13: 9780712347457

Paperback