Bestiary

Bestiary

A delightful translation of one of the finest, and most beautiful, examples of a medieval Bestiary.

Author: Bodleian Library

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 085115753X

Category: History

Page: 205

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A delightful translation of one of the finest, and most beautiful, examples of a medieval Bestiary.
Categories: History

Book of beasts

Book of beasts

Full facsimile reproduction of a 13th century illuminated manuscript, a bestiary, created in England, perhaps in Salisbury, possibly commissed by Roger de Mohaut

Author: Bodleian Library

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215478863

Category: Art

Page: 274

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Full facsimile reproduction of a 13th century illuminated manuscript, a bestiary, created in England, perhaps in Salisbury, possibly commissed by Roger de Mohaut
Categories: Art

The Boundaries of the Human in Medieval English Literature

The Boundaries of the Human in Medieval English Literature

However , the overall effect has been to ' close off the Bestiary text as a
straightforward catalogue of animals . ... V . 1 ; 24 the Alnwick Castle Bestiary ; - -
Bodleian MS Ashmole 1511 ; 2o MS Bodley 764 ; 27 and Cambridge University
Library ...

Author: Dorothy Yamamoto

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198186746

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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This study analyzes the fear of beastly transformation that recurs throughout Medieval literature. Yamamoto explores how humans envisioned animals with human characteristics in bestiaries and literatures that involve aspects of the hunt and heraldry. Minor texts, as well as major works likeChaucer's "Knight's Tale," are investigated. Additionally, she explores both examples of humans changing into animal form and those that hover enigmatically between species as wild men and women. Investigating this topic, she looks to Alexander romances, the poetry of Gower, and othersources.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Book of Beasts

Book of Beasts

Bestiary: Being an English Version of the Bodleian Library, Oxford Ms. Bodley
764, with All the Original Miniatures Reproduced in Facsimile. Ed. and trans.
Richard Barber. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1993. B-Isidore, || "Fisiologo" latino:
 ...

Author: Elizabeth Morrison

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606065907

Category: Art

Page: 354

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"This publication is issued on the occasion of the exhibition Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, from May 14 to August 18, 2019."
Categories: Art

A Medieval Book of Beasts

A Medieval Book of Beasts

Also available Bestiary An English Version of MS Bodley 764 as RICHARD
BARBER A beautiful facsimile of an original which is now in the Bodleian Library
and referred to simply as MS Bodley 764 . It was produced during the first half of
the ...

Author: Willene B. Clark

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 0851156827

Category: Art

Page: 280

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Text, translation, and critical study of one of the most important medieval bestiaries.
Categories: Art

The Mark of the Beast

The Mark of the Beast

The Medieval Bestiary in Art, Life, and Literature Debra Hassig. Figure A. Pardus.
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 764, f. 9v. Photo: The Bodleian Library.
Figure B. Siren and eentaur. Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty. Figures A-K.

Author: Debra Hassig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135660383

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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The medieval bestiary was a contribution to didactic religious literature, addressing concerns central to all walks of Christian and secular life. These essays analyze the bestiary from both literary and art historical perspectives, exploring issues including kinship, romance, sex, death, and the afterlife.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Borges the Unacknowledged Medievalist

Borges the Unacknowledged Medievalist

Bestiary, being an English version of the Bodleian Library, Oxford M.S. Bodley
764 with all the original miniatures reproduced in facsimile (Woodbridge: The
Boydell Press, 1999), p. 7. See also a text Borges might have used to help with
the ...

Author: M. Toswell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137444479

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 109

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The Argentinian writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was many things during his life, but what has gone largely unnoticed is that he was a medievalist, and his interest in Germanic medievalism was pervasive throughout his work. This study will consider the medieval elements in Borges creative work and shed new light on his poetry.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Picasso Bestiary

A Picasso Bestiary

As compensation , though , the illustrations can be amongst the most charming
and rich of the bestiary , succinctly elaborating on the meagre text . In MS Bodley
764 , in a domestic scene appropriate to this most home - loving of animals , set ...

Author: Neil Cox

Publisher: Academy Editions Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015034297385

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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Pablo Picasso was fascinated by animals and from his earliest years they played an important role in both his life and his work. Many of his most intriguing and stimulating creations represent beasts in all manner of guises, both serious and playful. A Picasso Bestiary is published to coincide with an exhibition held at Croydon in 1995, and like the show, it gathers together a thought-provoking selection of Picasso's animal works, grouped by subject: The Bull, The Horse and the Donkey, Birds, Cats and Dogs, Goats and Sheep, Watery Creatures, Insects, Monkeys and Monsters. This format was suggested by the structure of the mediaeval bestiary: a luxurious 'Book of Beasts' which described the wonders of the animal kingdom and explained their moral and spiritual significance. The stories the bestiary tells are based on fact and fancy, hearsay and precedence, and a comparable method has been adopted in this book: the weaving of tales around Picasso's animals and relating them to earlier themes and models in Western European art. Like many artists before him, Picasso recognised the way in which the visual representation of animals could invoke a whole range of reflections about life and death, food and sex and, importantly, his own creativity. This book therefore comprises two narratives, the one dealing with a tradition of animal representation, the other with Picasso. Their juxtaposition, together with a wealth of visual material, allows exciting patterns to emerge which demonstrate both how consistently certain long-established themes continue into Picasso's art, and how wilfully others are abandoned in favour of his own personal vision.
Categories: Architecture

The Discovery of Evolution

The Discovery of Evolution

(1993) Bestiary: an English version of M S Bodley 764. (Translated and
introduced by R. Barber; Boydell Press, London). bates, h. w. (1862)
Contributions to an insect fauna of the Amazon Valley. Transactions of the
Linnean Society ofLondon ...

Author: David Young

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521868037

Category: Science

Page: 281

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A compelling journey of discovery uncovering some of the mysteries of evolution.
Categories: Science

Abominable Science

Abominable Science

Figure 5.8 A hippocamp depicted in the Ashmole Bestiary, ca. 1225–1250. (MS.
Bodl. 764, fol. 106r; reproduced by permission of the Bodleian Libraries, The
University of Oxford) Figure 5.12 The serpent depicted in Olaus Magnus's ...

Author: Daniel Loxton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231526814

Category: Science

Page: 434

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“A sharp analysis of the quest for unreal critters―cryptids, as they are called―and the people who pursue them . . . entertaining and thoroughly documented.” —The Wall Street Journal Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. Now comes a book from two dedicated investigators that explores and elucidates the fascinating world of cryptozoology. Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero have written an entertaining, educational, and definitive text on cryptids, presenting the arguments both for and against their existence and systematically challenging the pseudoscience that perpetuates their myths. After examining the nature of science and pseudoscience and their relation to cryptozoology, Loxton and Prothero take on Bigfoot; the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, and its cross-cultural incarnations; the Loch Ness monster and its highly publicized sightings; the evolution of the Great Sea Serpent; and Mokele Mbembe, or the Congo dinosaur. They conclude with an analysis of the psychology behind the persistent belief in paranormal phenomena, identifying the major players in cryptozoology, discussing the character of its subculture, and considering the challenge it poses to clear and critical thinking in our increasingly complex world. “As valuable for its analysis of the hunted as it is for the light it shines on the still-hopeful hunters.” —Publishers Weekly “Highly recommended for readers looking for scientific but accessible evaluations of the existence of five notable cryptids that have captured our imaginations.” —Library Journal (starred review)
Categories: Science

Reynard the Fox

Reynard the Fox

275 MS Bodley 602 . A bestiary . 12th C . f . 11 v . A fox feigns death . Eagles and
other birds fly down . 276 MS Bodley 764 . A bestiary . 13th C . f . 26 r . In the
lower half of the picture a fox feigns death and a bird pecks at his tongue .

Author: Kenneth Varty

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015039463180

Category: Art, Medieval

Page: 169

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"This book describes an extraordinary and exciting fox-hunt - a search for medieval carvings and drawings of the fox in churches, museums, and libraries throughout England. Dr. Varty's main purpose is to show that, despite the paucity of literary evidence, Reynard the Fox was indeed well-known in medieval England. The author and his helpers, forming, as he says, 'an unusual pack of hounds,' managed to flush from cover an impressively large number of foxes in widely scattered parts of the country - foxes in wood or stone carvings, in stained and painted glass, and in murals and miniatures. So closely and clearly related are these foxes to those in contemporary continental literature that they abundantly sustain Dr. Varty's thesis." -- Book jacket.
Categories: Art, Medieval

Gendering Disgust in Medieval Religious Polemic

Gendering Disgust in Medieval Religious Polemic

51. McCulloch , Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries , 137-40 ; Bestiary , ed .
White , 8–9 ; Pierre de Beauvais , Bestiare , 37 ; bestiary in an Old English
Miscellany , 1–2 ; Bestiary ... MS Bodley 764 , 24–25 . Of course , to the
Christians the lion ...

Author: Alexandra Cuffel

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015070752293

Category: Religion

Page: 430

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In Gendering Disgust in Medieval Religious Polemic, Alexandra Cuffel analyzes medieval Jewish, Christian, and Muslim uses of gendered bodily imagery and metaphors of impurity in their visual and verbal polemic against one another. Drawing from a rich array of sources--including medical texts, bestiaries, Muslim apocalyptic texts, midrash, biblical commentaries, kabbalistic literature, Hebrew liturgical poetry, and theological tracts from late antiquity to the mid-fourteenth century--Cuffel examines attitudes toward the corporeal body and its relationship to divinity. She shows that these religious traditions shared notions of the human body as distasteful, with many believers viewing corporeality and communion with the divine as incompatible. In particular, she explores how authors from each religious tradition targeted the woman's body as antithetical to holiness. Foul smell, bodily fluids and states, and animals were employed by these religious communities as powerful tropes, which they used to mark their religious opponents as sinful, filthy, and unacceptable. By defining and denigrating the religious "other," each group wielded bodily insult as a means of resistance, of inciting violence, and of creating community boundaries. Representations of impurity or filth designed to inspire revulsion served also to reassure audiences of their religious and sometimes physical superiority and to encourage oppressive measures toward the minority. Yet, even in the midst of opposing one another, their very polemic demonstrates that Jews, Christians, and Muslims held basic cultural assumptions and symbols in common while inflecting their meanings differently. "Alexandra Cuffel's bold study interprets the inter-religious polemic of medieval Jews, Christians and Muslims in the context of late-antique disgust for the body, especially the female body, shared by all three traditions. This will be a very influential book for medievalists in many fields." --E. Ann Matter, University of Pennsylvania "With Gendering Disgust in Medieval Religious Polemic, Alexandra Cuffel has produced a remarkably original, ambitious, and important book that sets the agenda for future discussions." --Peter Biller, University of York "'Filth,' 'putrid,' 'excrement,' 'foul,' 'bloody discharge,' 'stench,'--as these and other terms of physical and moral revulsion unfold Gendering Disgust grabs our attention and refuses to let go. Alexandra Cuffel offers her readers a riveting and enlightening comparative socio-religious study of the body's place in religious polemic from late antiquity and the early Middle Ages to the thirteenth century. It is a singularly engaging and disturbing study highlighting the polemical lexicon and registers shared by pagans, Jews, Christians, and Muslims." --Ross Brann, Cornell University
Categories: Religion

World Museum Publications

World Museum Publications

15 frames . No . 188b . ( Ms . Auct . F . : 4 . 15 ) . filmstrip . write for info . Bodleian .
Birds from a Bestiary . 36 frames . No . 205p . ( Ms . Bodl . : 764 ) , filmstrip . write
for info . Bodleian . Boccaccio , Filocolo . 10 frames . No . 145b . ( Ms . Canon .

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Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000007896996

Category: Museums

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Categories: Museums

The Bodleian Library Record

The Bodleian Library Record

Finally , the Folio Society ' s Bestiary reproduces all the miniatures from MS . Bodl
. 764 , an illuminated bestiary of the thirteenth century in which the animal
illustrations are particularly lively ; the Latin text itself is not reproduced , but each
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119074461

Category: Libraries

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Categories: Libraries

Mirrors and Fears

Mirrors and Fears

The medieval bestiary is often simply described as a moralized "encyclopedia of animals," however, these so-called "books of beasts" were made for humans, by humans, about humans.

Author: Susan Anderson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:882479353

Category: Animals in art

Page: 100

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The medieval bestiary is often simply described as a moralized "encyclopedia of animals," however, these so-called "books of beasts" were made for humans, by humans, about humans. It is therefore surprising that one common pictorial subject of the bestiary has been left unexamined: humans. By viewing bestiary images through this lens, one may easily see man's underlying and unresolved struggle to maintain dominance over the beasts, and the Others projected onto them, thereby ensuring that "the (hu)man" remains a discrete definition. This study begins as the bestiary does, with the Naming of the Animals. Illustrations of Adam as a king, bestowing names of his choosing upon tame beasts express a kind of nostalgia for a now-lost time when humanity was secure in their identity as non-animal. This security no longer exists in the postlapsarian world, nor in the bestiary images following these scenes. In an attempt to maintain the illusion of dominion, many bestiary illuminations forego simple descriptive images in favor of gory hunting scenes. However, these conspicuous declarations of dominion only serve to highlight the fragility of the physical form, and even demonstrate the frailty of the human (male, Christian) identity. One such example is MS Bodley 764's boar illumination, in which the animal is killed at the hands of male hunters. This thesis unpacks this image of dominion in order to reveal the associated insecurities regarding race, gender, and species that lie beneath the surface. Subsequently, the study turns to the many bestiary images depicting human bodies brutally fragmented within the jaws of an animal. Anthropophagous bestiary animals often carry fears of the gender and ethnic Other; despite the bestiary's posturing of order and hierarchy, both the human body and identity are easily consumed and subsumed into the ever-present animal/Other. Just as in life, the human figures in the bestiary struggle to establish unquestioned dominion, only to be constantly undercut by the abject. By using a psychoanalytic approach to the human bodies of the bestiary, this study will explore how this imagery reflects the ambiguous position and definition of the human.
Categories: Animals in art

Studies in English Literature

Studies in English Literature

34 Among the Bestiary manuscripts , Oxford , Bodleian Library MS Bodley 764
includes the explanations of the gold - digging ants as well , but gives only a brief
mention compared to the lengthy description devoted to the ordinary ants and ...

Author: English literary society of Japan

Publisher:

ISBN: 03873439

Category:

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The Bodleian Library in the Seventeenth Century

The Bodleian Library in the Seventeenth Century

Bodley 264 , S.C. 2464 ) and the Bestiary ( MS . Bodley 764 , S.C. 2543 ) , are not
recorded in the Register of Benefactors . They were all received during the
lifetime of Sir Thomas Bodley , and may have come from him . MS . Auct . D 4.

Author: Bodleian Library

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3921258

Category: Academic libraries

Page: 53

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Categories: Academic libraries

British History Illustrated

British History Illustrated

One of the great treasures of the Bodleian Library is the Bestiary ( MS Bodley 764
) donated by the founder of the library and named after him . Though perhaps
less widely known than the Ashmole Bestiary ( named after Bernard Jonah and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051358938

Category: Great Britain

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Categories: Great Britain