Category Archives: Animal lore

  1. Attack of the rebel mouse-people, or how the cat learned to start worrying and fear the mice


    December 6, 2012 by Gail Armstrong

    As we saw last time, cats in medieval manuscripts lived interesting lives, engaging in a much wider range of activity …
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  2. Of the tribe of Tiger

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    November 19, 2012 by Gail Armstrong

    In this run-up to Christmas-time, I have already posted twice on the subject of the Annunciation to the Virgin, setting …
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  3. Whale of a Tale, or there’s something fishy about this place…


    October 10, 2012 by Gail Armstrong

    Did you hear the one about the sailors who landed on an island, built a campfire and then got blown …
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  4. Murder in the Margins

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    September 24, 2012 by Gail Armstrong

    Typical illuminated manuscript page:  main image illustrating a Biblical scene – anything from a joyous nativity to a gruesome crucifixion …
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  5. Best Bestiary Beasts


    September 21, 2012 by Gail Armstrong

    Most images I’ve looked at so far have come from religious texts and illustrate religious themes or stories.  Another rich …
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