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Introducing the Medieval Fox with Paul Wackers

Foxes were everywhere in the medieval world and the medieval imagination. But where do the ideas we have about foxes come from? This week, Danièle speaks with Paul Wackers about why foxes were loved and hated in the real world, in fables, and in the Christian imagination of the Middle Ages.

Paul Wackers is Professor Emeritus for Historical Dutch Literature to 1500, at the University of Utrecht. He is the Honorary President of the International Reynard Society. His latest book is Introducing the Medieval Fox, published by the University of Wales Press.


The creator and host of The Medieval Podcast is Danièle Cybulskie. Click here to visit her website or follow her on Twitter @5MinMedievalist

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Top Image: Medieval depiction of a fox – Wellcome L0026275