Fauna and Flora in the Middle Ages. Studies of the Medieval Environment and its Impact on the Human Mind

Fauna and Flora in the Middle Ages. Studies of the Medieval Environment and its Impact on the Human Mind

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ISBN 3631563027
EAN 9783631563021

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In esaurimento

323 pages
25 b/w figures
cm 16 x 23 x 1,8
gr 500


Papers Delivered at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds, in 2000, 2001 and 2002

Publisher's description and from the back cover:
How did humans and their behaviour affect and change the natural world during the Middle Ages? And what, in turn, was the impact of environmental changes on the minds and identities of humans? In this book historians of literature, art, mentalities, law and natural science suggest answers to these questions, focussing on the most vital elements of Europe's environment: animals, plants, and landscape. In their interdisciplinary approach, wide variety of source material and specific findings, these studies present a multifaceted picture of environmental history and reveal a broad range of attitudes towards the natural world current in Western Europe during the Middle Ages. Moreover these case studies help us to understand various ways in which medieval developments shaped our modern world and minds.

7 Peter Dinzelbacher: Preface/Vorwort
9 Marc-André Wagner: Le sacrifice du cheval chez les Germains: éléments de comparaison avec les pratiques des Celtes
33 Adelheid Krah: Tiere in den langobardischen und süddeutschen Leges
53 Nigel Harris: Animals and Exile in the Ecbasis cuiusdam captivi
67 Albrecht Classen: The Dog in German Courtly Literature: The Mystical, the Magical, and the Loyal Animal
87 David Salter: 'A Dog's Life': The Experience of Exile in Middle English Romance
97 Malcolm H. Jones: Cats and Cat-skinning in Late Medieval Art and Life
113 Nigel Harris: The Camel in Medieval Literature: Perspectives and Meanings
133 Umberto Albarella: Companions of our Travel: The Archaeological Evidence of Animals in Exile
155 Malcolm H. Jones: Saints and Other Horse-mutilators, or why all Englishmen have Tails
171 Marlu Kühn: Archaeological Evidence for the Use of Plants in the Medieval German Empire in Special Consideration of Gardens and the Possibilities of their Exploitation
195 Gerhard K. Helmstaedter: Artemisia: An Example for Pharmaco-botanical History in Medieval Treatises on Plants
209 Paola Schulze-Belli: From the Garden of Eden to the locus amoenus of Medieval Visionaries
225 Anja Grebe: In the Paradise of Love: Medieval Love Gardens: Topography and Iconography
Climate and Landscape
249 Gabriela Schwarz-Zanetti/D. Fäh/Ph. Kästli/V. Masciadri/R. Schibler: The Churwalden (CH) Earthquake of September 1295
267 Maria E. Dorninger: The Alps in Middle High German Epic: Aspects of their Description in King Laurin and Virginal
291 Aleks Pluskowski: Who Ruled the Forests? An Interdisciplinary Approach Towards Medieval Hunting Landscapes.

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