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The Beast Within: Animals in the Middle Ages

The Beast Within Animals in the Middle Ages The Beast Within illustrates how as property food and sexual objects animals in the middles ages had a distinct and at times odd relationship with the people and world around them For example an

  • Title: The Beast Within: Animals in the Middle Ages
  • Author: Joyce E. Salisbury
  • ISBN: 9780415907699
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Beast Within illustrates how, as property, food and sexual objects, animals in the middles ages had a distinct, and at times, odd relationship with the people and world around them For example, animals viewed as property during the period shared in labor and increased their owners status However, these animals were regularly punished for the act owners were held resThe Beast Within illustrates how, as property, food and sexual objects, animals in the middles ages had a distinct, and at times, odd relationship with the people and world around them For example, animals viewed as property during the period shared in labor and increased their owners status However, these animals were regularly punished for the act owners were held responsible for the animals behavior as well When animals served as sexual objects for humans, much reflection, debate and even legislation was the result Mythological and metaphoric animals also played important roles in the fables and religion of the day changing the views of humans about the beasts and themselves.

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    1 thought on “The Beast Within: Animals in the Middle Ages

    1. OK history book who really desperately wanted to prove that fables made people regard animals as more human since the 1200s.

    2. Caveat: I didn't finish this because I felt I'd read it already, years ago. See below. A disappointment. Clearly the Second Edition of Salisbury's oft-cited book witnesses to the still rising interest in animals in critical theory and social history. It's a fine thing for this book to be available in paperback for those instructors who might want to build a syllabus around it. It's not a fine thing, however, to claim a full revision (x) when it seems no such thing has been done. Some scholarship [...]

    3. Library read. This book examines in very broad strokes, the categorisation of animals and humans, and their dividing lines in Christian europe from the fourth to the fourteenth centuries. Joyce Sailsbury argues that the period started with a christian view that animals were completely different to humans (therefore could not possibly transform into humans, or breed with humans) and therefore bestiality was not seen as such a bad sin. In around the twelfth century, either as a symptom or cause, t [...]

    4. I enjoyed this study a lot. Very well organized, Salisbury starts from the "real" function of animals in the Middle Ages until she gets to the metaphorical function, which means a change in the paradigm of that time.I've got some reservations, though. I've been reading a lot about medieval bestiaries and she refers to bestiaries as "scientific" works of that time. Ok, some authors really do consider them to be scientific, but even in medieval world view terms it is still very improbable. At leas [...]

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