Animals in Medieval French Manuscript Illumination

Author: Gathercole, Patricia
Year:1995
Pages:142
ISBN:0-7734-8991-6
978-0-7734-8991-2
Price:159.95
Medieval manuscript painting offers a rich storehouse of material for literary scholars. This volume concentrates on domestic and wild mammals, rather than on the birds and monsters which have been treated elsewhere. Eighteen sections deal concisely with bears, camels, cats, dogs, elephants, etc., in what sorts of manuscripts they are found, and how they are presented. In addition, there are an introduction, conclusion, bibliography, and seventeen black and white illustrations from the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, and a color frontispiece.