By Sarah Kay
Bestiaries current money owed of animals whose really good behaviors might be imitated or shunned, looking on the given trait. In a hugely unique argument, Kay means that the organization of beasts with books is right here either literal and fabric, as approximately all surviving bestiaries are copied on parchment made up of animal epidermis, which additionally resembles human dermis. utilizing a wealthy array of examples, she indicates how the content material and materiality of bestiaries are associated as a result of continuous references within the texts to the skins of alternative animals, in addition to the ways that the pages themselves repeatedly—and every now and then, it should appear, deliberately—intervene within the analyzing procedure. a necessary contribution to animal experiences and medieval manuscript stories, this e-book sheds new gentle at the ecu bestiary and its profound energy to form readers’ personal identities.
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Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries by Sarah Kay