The Grand Medieval Bestiary: Animals in Illuminated Manuscripts

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As the 587 colorful images in this magnificent volume reveal, animals were a constant -- and delightful -- presence in illuminated manuscripts throughout the Middle Ages. Many proto-zoological illustrations, of great charm but variable accuracy, are found in the bestiaries, or compendiums of animal lore, that were exceedingly popular in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. But animals are depicted in every other sort of illuminated manuscript as well, from the eighth-century Echternach Gospels, with its geometrically ...

The Grand Medieval Bestiary: Animals in Illuminated Manuscripts 2012, Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S., New York

ISBN-13: 9780789211279

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