A Medieval Book of Beasts: The Second-family Bestiary : Commentary, Art, Text and Translation

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Boydell Press, 2006 - 280
The bestiary - a book of animals, both real and mythical - is one of the most interesting and appealing medieval artefacts. The "Second-family" bestiary is the most important and frequently produced version (some 49 known manuscripts exist). Of English origin and predominantly English production, it boasts a spiritual text "modernized" to meet the needs of its time, and features exceptional illustrations. This study addresses the work's purpose and audience, challenging previous assumptions with direct evidence in the manuscripts themselves, linking their use to teachers at the elementary-school level, and exploring the art, the text, and the cultural context for the bestiary. It includes a critical edition and new English translation, and a catalogue raisonné of the manuscripts. Fully illustrated. The late WILLENE B. CLARK was Professor of Art History Emerita at Marlboro College, Vermont.
 

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Preface
The Secondfamily bestiary text an overview
21
Particulars of the Secondfamily bestiary text
34
The illustrations an overview
51
The illustrations in significant manuscripts
66
The manuscripts origins owners codicology general audience
85
The Secondfamily bestiary and medieval education
98
The decline of the Latin bestiaries
114
List of manuscripts and their locations in the Catalog
222
Interpolations in British Library Harley 3244 and Gonville Caius
258
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