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The Mark of the Beast: The Medieval Bestiary in Art, Life, and Literature.

By: HASSIG, Debra (ed.).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York:, Routledge, 1999.: 1999

Seller ID: S12997

ISBN: 041592894X


8vo. xxi, 219 pp. Illus., index. Printed wrappers. Near fine. The medieval bestiary was the culmination and apogee of allegorical functions for animals, assembling stories and pictures of beasts and birds for purposes of moral instruction and courtly entertainment. It is indisputable that the bestiaries were an important medieval contribution to didactic religious literature. But far from comprising an isolated, specialist's genre available only to the religious and literate elite, bestiaries addressed concerns central to virtually all walks of Christian life. ISBN 10: 041592894X View more info