The boundaries of the human in medieval English literature [electronic resource] / Dorothy Yamamoto.

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The boundaries of the human in medieval English literature [electronic resource] / Dorothy Yamamoto.

Personal Author
Yamamoto, Dorothy. author

Publication Date
2000

ISBN
9780585372327

General Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Oxford Brookes University.

Bibliography Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-252) and index.

Contents
Note on references, translations, and abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. The bestiary: establishing ground rules -- 2. Birds: the ornament of the air -- 3. The fox: laying bare deceit -- 4. The heraldic image -- 5. Bodies in the hunt -- 6. A reading of The knight's tale -- 7. The wild man 1: Figuring identity -- 8. The wild man 2: the uncourtly other -- 9. Women and the wild -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.

Abstract
Animals and wild men are everywhere in medieval culture, but their role in illuminating medieval constructions of humanity has rarely been explored. Dorothy Yamamoto examines medieval thinking on animals based upon a wide range of writings.

Content Type
text

Carrier Type
online resource

Genre
Electronic books.

Language
English

Subject
English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
 
Human-animal relationships in literature.
 
Bestiaries -- History and criticism.
 
Metamorphosis in literature.
 
Human beings in literature.
 
Human body in literature.
 
Wild men in literature.
 
Animals in literature.
 
Electronic books.


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