Item #30822 The Beast Within; Animals in the Middle Ages. Joyce E. Salisbury.

The Beast Within; Animals in the Middle Ages

New York: Routledge, 1994. First edition. Soft cover. 238p, a few ills. and charts. Very good (opening upper corners creased, spine faded). Item #30822

On the use of and attitudes toward animals in Western European medieval society, including "the rediscovery, in the 12th century, of the idea of an animal side to humans that made people start thinking of themselves as animals." Chapters on animals as property, animals as food, animal sexuality, animals as human exemplars, humans as animals, and what is a human? With a table comparing medieval laws regarding animals, and an extensive bibliography. Horses are one of the many animals considered. (In print at $42.95) Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.

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