Category Archives: Animal lore

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

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    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…

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    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

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    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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