The Beast Within Animals in the Middle Ages Kindle

The Beast Within Animals in the Middle Ages Kindle

The Beast Within Animals in the Middle Ages ☉ The Beast Within Animals in the Middle Ages PDF / Epub ❤ Author Joyce E. Salisbury – 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 The Beast Within illustrates how as Within Animals Kindle Ñ property food and sexual objects animals in the middles ages had a distinct and at times odd relationship The Beast eBook ¾ 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 Beast Within Animals PDF Ê 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 Beast Within Animals in the MOBI :Ú 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.

  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The Beast Within Animals in the Middle Ages
  • Joyce E. Salisbury
  • English
  • 07 January 2014
  • 9780415907699

About the Author: Joyce E. Salisbury

Professor Emerita of Humanistic Studies HistoryUniversity Within Animals Kindle Ñ of Wisconsin Green Bay.

10 thoughts on “The Beast Within Animals in the Middle Ages

  1. Rianne Marijke Rianne Marijke says:

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

  2. Karl Steel Karl Steel says:

    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 written in the 16 years since the appearance of the first edition crops up in the bibliography several pieces by Erica Fudge Claudine Fabre Vassas David Salter Hanawalt and Kiser's anthology and a little bit of Susan Crane Not that this matters because most of this new work makes no appearance in Salisbury's 'revised' book I miss references to Jeffrey Cohen's 'Inventing With Animals' Crane's 'For the Birds' and especially to yours truly we just don't exist for her Mistakes in the first edition have not been corrected Caroline Walker Bynum is sometimes spelled Carolyn 136 138 140 an error corrected in pencil in Bynum's own hand in the copy in Columbia's library have a look and Ratramnus of Corbie remains a thirteenth century writer; worse her thesis though challenged by David Salter inter alia of changing perceptions of animals from the early to later Middle Ages remains The persistence of Salisbury's thesis would be fine if she hadn't just ignored her criticsNew material includes expanded considerations on animal trials which cites neither Jody Enders nor Michel Pastoureau nor the classical prehistory on pets monsters anthropophagy and werewolves in particular This version has the same advantages as the first a wealth of references to primary sources and a willingness to treat animals as animals rather than as only symbols; however it has the same problems which is a continued humanism mollified by references to the beast within uninformed by the uestions of critical theory or the subtlety of literary criticism This should be on hand in any library as a reference but it's at best a starting place and one to be used cautiously

  3. dragonhelmuk dragonhelmuk says:

    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 this all changed Beast literature fable and epic re rose in a similar if subtly different state to its pre christian state The boundaries between human and animal became seen as closer than previously imagined and interbreeding and transformation became seen as possible Suddenly bestiality threatened the sanctity of the human race In these broad strokes Salisbury's work is hard to argue with and ground breakingThe trouble is for me that her approach is so very broad stroke This is a problem she identifies herself in the introduction but consoles herself that her approach is comparable with studies of environmental issues in america in the 1990s The trouble is that america in the 1990s was a very homogenous place and only 10 years passed The scope of her study is much larger and 1000 years a very different proposition Therefore many of her finer points might as well have been hand picked with such evidence available its all too easy to just take the stuff you want I have to admit though that her grand points do seem justified and she does attempt some statistical analysis even if this is basically worthless she has no figures to compare her twelfth century charts to Her approach to the literature is also coloured by all my least favourite conventions literature for the sake of literature feminism persecution woes but i think that’s mostly due to the period she chooses I now have a little evidence for my gut feeling that the pinnacle of literature was written in the late eleventh century and it all goes down hill after that Still as an overarching study i have to re iterate her work is incredibly ground breaking

  4. Suellen Rubira Suellen Rubira says:

    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 timeI'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 least I don't consider them to be scientific we can look to Aristotle's naturalistic works and we see the huge difference Also she claims that in the middle ages the apes were considered foolish copies of human beings but I've read that the bear was the animal considered very alike humans Anyways I'm not saying that she is wrong Just saying that she believes some aspects which I prefer not to trust For now

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