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Animals and the Medieval Imagination

Posted by Richard Conniff on April 22, 2017

Early this year, I spent some time browsing through an illuminated medieval manuscript, mostly enjoying the odd animals some long-dead monk added in odd corners of a page.

Now I’m embarrassed to admit that I have completely forgotten the sources). But the images still merit your attention.

 

 

 

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One Response to “Animals and the Medieval Imagination”

  1. Also check out this excellent video from Vox about why knights in medieval manuscripts always seem to be engaging in combat will snails. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ISOK-XtvYs

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