The Elephant in the Room, at Gourdon in Burgundy
This talk explores the fragmentary twelfth-century mural depicting an elephant, situated in the lowermost zone, or dado, of the choir wall in the church of Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption at Gourdon, a small village in the Charolais district of Burgundy. T
(Medieval) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Imagining Animals in the Middle Ages
The wild landscape in the medieval imagination is both enchanting and enchanted.
A Beast of a Project: Curating an Exhibition on Bestiaries at the Getty
This presentation will look at the behind-the-scenes planning for the Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World exhibition, which will open at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles on May 14, 2019
The Unicorn in the Symbolic and Semantic Expression of the Film Director Ridley Scott in the Context of Medieval Bestiaries
This paper observes and researches the relations between symbolic unicorn representation in Ridley Scott’s movies Blade Runner and Legend comparing it to the medieval bestiary descriptions and representations.
Medical Lore in the Bestiaries
Some time in the first part of the Christian era, perhaps as early as the second century, there emerged a curious collection of zoological fables and religious moralizations called Physiologus.
Horn Iconography as Found in the Grand Medieval Bestiary
Given at the 47th International Horn Symposium, on August 4, 2015
Reality x Fiction: The Image of the Tiger in the Bestiaries of Medieval England
The present article intends to make an analysis of the way that how the tiger, an animal native from Asia, was represented in the bestiaries of the Medieval English literature (XIIth to XVth centuries), in a time that the European knowledge about Asia still was very loose.
The Hare and its Alter Ego in the Middle Ages
This article deals with the topic of hares and rabbits in Creation scenes and Naming of the beasts scenes in bestiaries and other medieval manuscripts.
Can You Guess Which Animal This Is?
Here are 25 images of animals from the Middle Ages – can you figure out which creature they are?
Ten Strange Medieval Animals You Might Not Have Heard Of
A fish that can stop a ship and a bull that passes gas to defend itself – these and more strange animals from the Middle Ages!
Northumberland Bestiary now online
The Getty Museum has recently digitized and made available the Northumberland Bestiary, a 13th century manuscript containing descriptions and images of animals and beasts.
The Regional Impact on Medieval Text and Image: Exploring Representations of Anti-Semitism in English and Northern French Medieval Bestiaries
This thesis endeavors to explain the variations in representations of anti-Semitism between medieval bestiaries.
De Herinacio. On the Hedgehog
Obrazki nunu and Discarding Images have teamed up to create a great video based on a medieval bestiary.
Ten Strange Medieval Ideas about Animals
Vipers killing each, panthers and their sweet breath, and how deer cure themselves of illness – the medieval bestiary and strange ideas about animals.
The Beauty of the Bestiary
Bestiaries were encyclopedias of animal life, complete with descriptions of the animals, their places in the world, and often their symbolic relationships to Christianity.
Medieval French bestiaries
The French Bestiaries of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries marked the culmination of at least two traditions of Beast Legend.
An Ecoritical Approach to Chaucer. Representations of the Natural World in the English Literature of the Middle Ages
The choice to write and present a study of nature in medieval English literature from an ecological perspective has been originated by a personal interest in the urgency of the deep environmental crisis we are faced with and by the drive to expand the eco- oriented study of representations of nature in literature to chronological and spatial areas well beyond those originally typical of ecological criticism.
The use of unicorn horn in medicine
The unicorn is unusual among the mythical animals in that people still believed in its existence up to and after the Renaissance.
Christ or Aristotle: Where did this book come from?
Although easily dismissed for its casual attention to detail, poor scholarship, and flair for the fantastic, the medieval bestiary offers a wealth of information – not, perhaps, about animals themselves, but about the people who wrote about them.
Aberdeen Bestiary goes on public display for the first time
The Aberdeen Bestiary, a beautifully illustrated manuscript that dates back to the twelfth century and which once belonged to King Henry VIII, can now be seen by the public for the first time at the the University of Aberdeen
Cryptozoology in the Medieval and Modern Worlds
Albertus Magnus’s thirteenth-century work, De animalibus, a lengthy compilation based on Aristotle and on a handful of commentators, is as close as the Middle Ages comes to a systematic natural history in our understanding of the term.
Fossils as Drugs: pharmaceutical palaeontology
The present paper surveys the medicinal applications of a number of fossils which were well known in classical, mediaeval and renaissance times….
Doubts and Ambiguities in the Transmission of Ideas in a Medieval Latin Bestiary: Canterbury Cathedral Archives Lit. Ms D.10
How did certain classical and early Christian ideas on nature and the visible and invisible worlds contest medieval cultural and literary norms in the medieval Latin bestiary? How does examining these tensions challenge our own perceptions?
Indecent bodies: gender and the monstrous in medieval English literature
Indecent bodies: gender and the monstrous in medieval English literature Oswald, Dana Morgan Thesis: Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, English, (2005) Abstract While…
The Bestiary of Anne Walshe
The Bestiary of Anne Walshe Badke, David A Paper for Medieval Studies 452 : The Illustrated Book in the Later Middle Ages, University of Victoria,…