The Book of Beasts

Being a Translation from a Latin Bestiary of the Twelfth Century
Author: Terence Hanbury White
Publisher: UW-Madison Libraries Parallel Press
ISBN: 9781893311299
Category: Animals
Page: 296
View: 9047
White's The Bestiary: A Book of Beasts was the first and, for a time, the only English translation of a medieval bestiary. White provides an excellent appendix that explains how the creatures of the bestiary influenced the development of allegory and symbolism in art and literature.

Beauties and Beasts

Author: Betsy Gould Hearne
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0897747291
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 179
View: 3030
Presents several versions of "Beauty and the Beast" and "Cupid and Psyche, " and provides several tales that reverse traditional gender roles. Includes commentary on each tale, activities, bibliographies, and a list of sources.

Tiergarten - In the Garden of Beasts

Ein amerikanischer Botschafter in Nazi-Deutschland
Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 345585107X
Category: History
Page: 480
View: 1705
Berlin, 1933. William E. Dodd kommt als Botschafter nach Deutschland. Zunächst recht unkritisch, verkehren er und seine Tochter Martha mit hochrangigen Nazis und besuchen deren schillernde Partys. Doch die Schatten werden immer dunkler - bis zur blutigen »Nacht der langen Messer«, in der ein Ausbruch von Gewalt und Hass endgültig Hitlers skrupellose Ambitionen offenbart. Er ist nicht Roosevelts erste Wahl, doch da sich kein anderer Kandidat findet, wird der gutmütige Geschichtsprofessor Dodd nach Berlin geschickt. Dieser muss sich nicht nur mit den merkwürdigen Entwicklungen in Deutschland auseinandersetzen, sondern auch einem intriganten, politisch gleichgültigen State Department entgegentreten. Unterdessen ist Martha verzückt von den Partys und dem Pomp - und den hübschen jungen Nazis. Doch als sich Attacken auf Juden häufen, die Presse der Zensur unterworfen wird, Entwürfe von beängstigenden Gesetzen in den Umlauf kommen und schließlich in der »Nacht der langen Messer« Hitlers wahre Absichten offenbar werden, müssen die Dodds die Gefahr erkennen. Atemberaubend temporeich erzählt, mit unvergesslichen Porträts der neuen Herren von Deutschland, zeigt das Buch aus der Perspektive von externen Augenzeugen die Machtergreifung der Nazis in einem neuen Licht - und gibt Einblick, warum die Welt die ernste Bedrohung durch Hitler erst wahrnahm, als Berlin und Europa von Blut und Terror überschwemmt wurden.

Birds, Beasts and Flowers

Author: David Herbert Lawrence
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 0876858663
Category: Poetry
Page: 213
View: 6322
D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) made a contribution to poetry that, in the words of Louise Bogan, "can now be recognized as one of the most important, in any language, of our time." Birds, Beasts and Flowers, his first great experiment in free verse, was published when he was thirty-eight. This Black Sparrow edition reprints the first edition (New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1923) with a few corrections of typographical errors and the restoration of a number of lines considered indecent in 1923. The cover reproduces D. H. Lawrence's design for the dust jacket of the first edition. Many of these individual poems are popular in anthologies. However, they are best read in the context and continuum of the whole book. In preparing the original collection for publication, Lawrence grouped the poems in a purposeful sequence. For a later printing he prefaced many of the sub-sections with brief quotations from the third edition of John Burnet's Early Greek Philosophy.

The Friendly Beasts

Stories of Jesus
Author: Sheryl Stewart
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1616638362
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 76
View: 8846
The Friendly Beasts is a charming collection of short stories about the Nativity including modern versions of traditional legends and completely new stories. Within these tales, we see Jesus' birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection with new eyes: the humble eyes of our closest relatives in Creation, the animals. As they discover their part in God's Plan of Salvation, the friendly beasts-and a few not so friendly-enable us to discover the miracle of God's love for us all.

Trees, Truffles, and Beasts

How Forests Function
Author: Chris Maser,Andrew W. Claridge,James M. Trappe
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 081354226X
Category: Nature
Page: 280
View: 6187
In Trees, Truffles, and Beasts, Chris Maser, Andrew W. Claridge, and James M. Trappe make a compelling case that we must first understand the complexity and interdependency of species and habitats from the microscopic level to the gigantic. Comparing forests in the Pacific Northwestern United States and Southeastern mainland of Australia, the authors show how easily observable species -- trees and mammals -- are part of a complicated infrastructure that includes fungi, lichens, and organisms invisible to the naked eye, such as microbes. -- from publisher description.

A Medieval Book of Beasts

The Second-family Bestiary : Commentary, Art, Text and Translation
Author: Willene B. Clark
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9780851156828
Category: Art
Page: 280
View: 3069
Text, translation, and critical study of one of the most important medieval bestiaries.

Garden of Beasts

A Novel of Berlin 1936
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743437829
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
View: 6052
Reputed for his vow to take only morally righteous assignments in 1936 New York City, a German-American hit man is forced by the government to pose as an Olympic contender and kill a member of Hitler's regime. By the author of The Vanished Man. Reprint.

Holy and Noble Beasts

Encounters with Animals in Medieval Literature
Author: David Salter
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 0859916243
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 168
View: 3872
Through an analysis of literary sources, the book explores the broad range of attitudes towards animals and the natural world current in Western Europe during the later middle ages.

Renaissance Beasts

Of Animals, Humans, and Other Wonderful Creatures
Author: Erica Fudge
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252091337
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
View: 3103
Animals, as Lévi-Strauss wrote, are good to think with. This collection addresses and reassesses the variety of ways in which animals were used and thought about in Renaissance culture, challenging contemporary as well as historic views of the boundaries and hierarchies humans presume the natural world to contain. Taking as its starting point the popularity of speaking animals in sixteenth-century literature and ending with the decline of the imperial Ménagerie during the French Revolution, Renaissance Beasts uses the lens of human-animal relationships to view issues as diverse as human status and power, diet, civilization and the political life, religion and anthropocentrism, spectacle and entertainment, language, science and skepticism, and domestic and courtly cultures. Within these pages scholars from a variety of disciplines discuss numerous kinds of texts--literary, dramatic, philosophical, religious, political--by writers including Calvin, Montaigne, Sidney, Shakespeare, Descartes, Boyle, and Locke. Through analysis of these and other writers, Renaissance Beasts uncovers new and arresting interpretations of Renaissance culture and the broader social assumptions glimpsed through views on matters such as pet ownership and meat consumption. Renaissance Beasts is certainly about animals, but of the many species discussed, it is ultimately humankind that comes under the greatest scrutiny.

Wild Beasts and Their Ways

Author: Samuel Baker
ISBN: 1425034446
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 616
View: 8025
An enthralling research by Baker about elephants, the magnificent wild beasts. He travelled to India, Egypt and Japan to explore the secrets of their lives. It captivates the readers with its heart-stopping adventures, both real and imaginary. A spell-binding journey!

Beasts and Beauties

Animals, Gender and Domestication in the Italian Renaissance
Author: Juliana Schiesari
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 080209922X
Category: History
Page: 157
View: 8212
Beasts and Beauties examines the relationship between domesticity and power by focusing on the contemporaneous development of the invention of the 'pet' and the delineation of the home as a uniquely private enclosure, where the pater familias ruled over his own secluded world of domesticated wife, children, servants, and animals.

How to Draw Magical Creatures and Mythical Beasts

Author: Mark Bergin
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781435825185
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 7248
Provides step-by-step instructions on drawing creatures from mythology and folklore, including centaurs, dragons, and other imaginary beings.


Author: John Hamilton
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617871672
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 7647
Dive into Crypto zoology with Beasts. Beasts takes a look at the Man-Ape creatures, Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and the Yeti, sea monsters, Leviathan and the Kraken, the living dinosaurs, Myladon, Loch Ness Monster, Molele-mbembe, and Kongamato, and, of course, the blood-sucking monster, the Chupacabra. This title provides biographies and back stories of all these famous beasts from around the world. Unique quotes and facts add dimension to the text, without making it overwhelming. A glossary of subject-specific words enhances the reader's understanding and knowledge. A&D Xtreme is a Hi-Lo imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.


Factual & Fantastic
Author: Elizabeth Morrison
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892368884
Category: Art
Page: 104
View: 7671
Beasts Factual and Fantastic is the first in the Medieval Imagination series of small, affordable books that will draw on manuscript illuminations from the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. Each volume will focus on a particular theme or subject as represented by medieval artists. Often, as in the case of the imaginary beasts that readers will encounter in this volume, artists depicted that which they did not see or know, but which was nonetheless shaped by the prevailing beliefs, fears, and rudimentary science of the time. In other cases, manuscript illuminators recorded what they indeed did see--which, centuries later, reveals much about the world in which they lived. This inaugural volume features vivid and charming details from the wealth of manuscripts in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Library, along with a lively text; together both word and image provide an accessible and delightful introduction to the imagination of the medieval world. Future volumes in this series will cover such topics as costumes, portraiture, and marginalia, among others.

Women, Androgynes, and Other Mythical Beasts

Author: Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226618500
Category: Religion
Page: 382
View: 883
Examines the conception of the relationship between men and women as expressed in the animal symbols and sexual metaphors of Hindu mythology

Beasts and Saints

Author: Helen Waddell,Esther De Waal
Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780802842237
Category: Religion
Page: 132
View: 6330
Stories of animals and saints include "St. Columbia and the White Horse," "St. Benno and the Frog," and "St. Moling and the Fox"


What Animals Can Teach Us about Human Nature
Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408818760
Category: Animal behavior
Page: 224
View: 2784
Orcas (or killer whales) are one of the planet's supreme predators. Alongside humans, they have the most complex brains to be found in nature. But while one of these two species has killed 200 million members of its own kind in the twentieth century alone, the other has killed none. This is where Jeffrey Masson's fascinating new book begins: there is something different about humans. Masson has shown us that animals can teach us much about our own emotions - about love (dogs), contentment (cats) and grief (elephants). But they have much to teach us about the negative emotions such as anger and aggression as well, and in unexpected ways. In Beasts he demonstrates that the violence we perceive in the 'wild' is mostly a matter of projection. We link the basest human behaviour to animals, to 'beasts', and claim the high ground for our species. We are least 'human', we think, when we succumb to our primitive, animal instincts. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Animal predators kill to survive, but there is nothing in the annals of animal aggression remotely equivalent to the violence mankind has inflicted upon itself. Humans, and humans in our modern industrialised world in particular, are the most violent species in existence. We lack what all other animals have: a check on aggression that serves the species rather than destroys it. And it is here that animals have something vitally important to teach us about ourselves.

Lady of the Beasts

The Goddess and Her Sacred Animals
Author: Buffie Johnson
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892815234
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 400
View: 8172
Discusses goddess images in statues, religious artifacts, and art from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of the world

History of Four Footed Beasts

Author: Topsell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136956573
Category: History
Page: 1130
View: 597
First Published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.