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The Resource Animal skins and the reading self in medieval Latin and French bestiaries, Sarah Kay, (electronic resource)

Animal skins and the reading self in medieval Latin and French bestiaries, Sarah Kay, (electronic resource)

Label
Animal skins and the reading self in medieval Latin and French bestiaries
Title
Animal skins and the reading self in medieval Latin and French bestiaries
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Kay
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Just like we do today, people in medieval times struggled with the concept of human exceptionalism and the significance of other creatures. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the medieval bestiary. Sarah Kay's exploration of French and Latin bestiaries offers fresh insight into how this prominent genre challenged the boundary between its human readers and other animals. Bestiaries present accounts of animals whose fantastic behaviors should be imitated or avoided, depending on the given trait. In a highly original argument, Kay suggests that the association of beasts with books is here both literal and material, as nearly all surviving bestiaries are copied on parchment made of animal skin, which also resembles human skin. Using a rich array of examples, she shows how the content and materiality of bestiaries are linked due to the continual references in the texts to the skins of other animals, as well as the ways in which the pages themselves repeatedly--and at times, it would seem, deliberately--intervene in the reading process. A vital contribution to animal studies and medieval manuscript studies, this book sheds new light on the European bestiary and its profound power to shape readers' own identities" -- From the publisher
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Kay, Sarah
Dewey number
809/.93362
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PA8275.B4
LC item number
Z59 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Bestiaries
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • Parchment
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
  • Books and reading
  • Animals in literature
  • Animals, Mythical, in literature
  • Animals in art
  • Animals, Mythical, in art
  • Human-animal relationships
Label
Animal skins and the reading self in medieval Latin and French bestiaries, Sarah Kay, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cutting the Skin: Sacrifice, Sovereignty, and the Space of Exception
  • 5.
  • Riddle of Recognition
  • 6.
  • Skin, the Inner Senses, and the Soul as "Inner Life"
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Book, Word, Page
  • 2.
  • Garments of Skin
  • 3.
  • Orifices and the Library
  • 4.
Control code
MSTDDA4789523
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ( xv, 203 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226436876
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
990553
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Animal skins and the reading self in medieval Latin and French bestiaries, Sarah Kay, (electronic resource)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cutting the Skin: Sacrifice, Sovereignty, and the Space of Exception
  • 5.
  • Riddle of Recognition
  • 6.
  • Skin, the Inner Senses, and the Soul as "Inner Life"
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Book, Word, Page
  • 2.
  • Garments of Skin
  • 3.
  • Orifices and the Library
  • 4.
Control code
MSTDDA4789523
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ( xv, 203 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226436876
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
990553
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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