Medieval Book of Beasts -- Pierre De Beauvais' Bestiary

Author: Mermier, Guy
Year:1992
Pages:364
ISBN:0-7734-9629-7
978-0-7734-9629-3
Price:239.95
An English translation of the short version of the famous French Bestiary of Pierre de Beauvais. The original text, the Physiologus was probably written during the second century, in Greek, then translated to Latin, then translated into Old French by de Beauvais. These are stories of animals given as symbols of Man's eternal fears and hopes. This bestiary is a way to recover some valuable fragments of Time, of the thought and mentality of the Middle Ages. Contains thirty-eight original illustrations by artist Alexandra Eldridge. With introduction, notes, and bibliography.

Reviews

"This production is clear and competently done, with notes, comments, references and bibliographies of both ancient and modern works. Illustrations are by Alexandra Eldridge, renowned artist from Santa Fe, who has combined the feel of the medieval with modern design." - The Cornish Banner