Dogs: man's best friend, both today and in the Middle Ages. This charming gift book presents images of dogs from medieval manuscripts alongside fascinating, strange and humorous stories - from the keen and agile hunting hound to the cosseted and overweight lapdog. The book features medieval dog names, canine loyalty, the assorted breeds of dogs, how to feed - and overfeed! - your dog in the Middle Ages, which saints are connected to dogs, the mysterious dog-headed race of people, how to train a guard dog, the (unsuccessful) fight against the keeping of dogs in monasteries and nunneries, royal dog collars, dogs in beds and begging scraps at the table, and the care of dogs in sickness and health (including some veterinary practices not to be attempted nowdays!). The stories are drawn from a wealth of medieval sources, and the book also features wonderful images of dogs from bestiaries, astrological treatises, travel accounts and many other rare and beautiful manuscripts.
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Descrizione libro The British Library Publishing D, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. New, mint condition. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. Codice libro della libreria 23022
Descrizione libro British Library. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0712358927 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Codice libro della libreria NATARAJB1FI857339
Descrizione libro British Library, 2013. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Perhaps at no other time in Western history have animals played such a dominant role in the visual and literary arts as they did during the Middle Ages. Animals were prevalent and essential in all aspects of medieval life, and as a result, they were employed by artists for a variety of purposes: to illustrate saint's lives, populate farm scenes, act as characters in fables, and even crawl among the very letters forming the text. And while artists used a host of animals, both real and fantastic, for these purposes, one of the most popular animals was man's best friend. Dogs were as important to humans during the Middle Ages as they are today, and this new book celebrates that association through their appearance in medieval manuscripts. A follow-up book to Kathleen Walker-Meikle's Medieval Cats , published by the British Library in 2011, Medieval Dogs presents a wealth of dog imagery from a variety of medieval sources and is peppered with fascinating facts about the medieval view of dogs and many stories of people and their pets in the Middle Ages. Among the themes explored in the accompanying text are the roles of the medieval dog, dog breeds, dogs and saints, the names of dogs, canine faithfulness, veterinary care of dogs, dog feeding, the mourning of dogs and burial practices, and medieval poetry about dogs, with translations of some short poems included here. Medieval Dogs is sure to charm dog lovers and medievalists alike. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0712358927
Descrizione libro The British Library Publishing Division 2013-04-04, London, 2013. hardback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780712358927
Descrizione libro British Library, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110712358927