The Medieval World of Nature: A Book of Essays by Joyce E Salisbury - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Originally published in 1993, The Medieval World of Nature looks at how the natural world was viewed by medieval society. The...

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Exact title of the book
The Medieval World of Nature: A Book of Essays
Book author
Joyce E Salisbury
Book edition
ebook
Number of pages
280 pages
File size (in PDF)
1120 kB
The Medieval World of Nature: A Book of Essays

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Originally published in 1993, The Medieval World of Nature looks at how the natural world was viewed by medieval society. The book presents the argument that the pragmatic medieval view of the natural world of animals and plants, existed simply to serve medieval society. It discusses the medieval concept of animals as food, labour, and sport and addresses how the biblical charge of assuming dominion over animals and plants, was rooted in the medieval sensibility of control.

The book also looks at the idea of plants and animals as not only pragmatic, but as allegories within the medieval world, utilizing animals to draw morality tales, which were viewed with as much importance as scientific information. This book provides a unique and interesting look at the everyday medieval world.