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