Introducing the Medieval Fox


by Wackers, Paul | Literature & literary studies
Published 15/02/2023 by UNIVERSITY OF WALES PRESS in the United Kingdom as part of the Medieval Animals series
Paperback | 128 pages, No

ISBN: 9781786839886 Category:


This book is an entertaining, informative and enchanting introduction to its subject – just as those medieval banes of the farmyard, the Fox and the Vixen, were enchanting in escapades from fables and funny tales, from beastly epic poems and bestiaries, and from medieval material culture (in Danish wall-paintings and Dutch manuscript illustrations and statues, stained-glass and Italian mosaics). There exist books on medieval fox stories and on the animal’s iconography, which are important themes in this study, but this book is the first holistic approach to all types of manifestations of foxes in medieval culture – from medical recipes and fur trade, to Bible commentaries and hunting manuals.

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Weight 0.196 kg