Talking animals: medieval Latin beast poetry, 750-1150

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 354 pages

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Contents

Inspirations and Analogues
15
Beast Narrative and the Court of Charlemagne
47
Further Beyond Fable
67
Copyright

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Jan M. Ziolkowski is Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin at Harvard University and director of Dumbarton Oaks. His publications include thirteen books and nearly one hundred articles and essays. The books encompass critical editions of Medieval Latin texts (such as The Cambridge Songs; Jezebel: A Norman Latin Poem of the Early Eleventh Century; and two of poetry by Nigel of Canterbury), as well as literary histories such as Alan of Lille's Grammar of Sex and Talking Animals: Medieval Latin Beast Poetry.

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