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A dictionary of fabulous beasts

Richard W. Barber

A dictionary of fabulous beasts

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Published by Boydell Press in Woodbridge, Suffolk .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Animals, Mythical -- Dictionaries

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-167.

    StatementRichard Barber and Anne Riches ; with illustrations by Rosalind Dease.
    ContributionsRiches, Anne.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination167 p. :
    Number of Pages167
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23239543M
    ISBN 100851156851

    The chimaera of myth is a fabulous beast made up of the parts of other animals. A bestiary, or bestiarum vocabulum, is a compendium of beasts. Originating in the ancient world, bestiaries were made popular in the Middle Ages in illustrated volumes that described various animals and even rocks. The natural history and illustration of each beast was usually accompanied by a moral lesson. This reflected the belief that the world itself was the Word of God, and that every.


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