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Introducing the Medieval Fox

Author: Wackers, Paul
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Pub Date: 15/02/2023
ISBN: 9781786839886
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Quick overview This is a short cultural history of the fox in the Middle Ages, outlining medieval views on foxes and illustrating them with text fragments and visual images.
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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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