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Our dogs, our selves : dogs in Medieval and early modern art, literature, and society / edited by Laura D. Gelfand.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
Description:
xxxv, 425 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Series:
  • Art and material culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe ; v. 6. [More in this series]
  • Art and material culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe ; volume 6
Summary note:
The ubiquity of references to dogs in medieval and early modern texts and images must at some level reflect their actual presence in those worlds, yet scholarly consideration of this material is rare and scattered across diverse sources. This volume addresses that gap, bringing together fifteen essays that examine the appearance, meaning, and significance of dogs in painting, sculpture, manuscripts, literature, and legal records of the period, reaching beyond Europe to include cultural material from medieval Japan and Islam. While primarily art historical in focus, the authors approach the subject from a range of disciplines and with varying methodology that ultimately reveals as much about dogs as about the societies in which they lived.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-417) and index.
Contents:
Literal and Literary Dogs -- Signs, Symbols and Dogs -- Love and Dogs -- Death and Dogs -- Good Dogs and Bad Dogs
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9789004269163 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • 9004269169 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
LCCN:
2016031145
OCLC:
951955826
Editor:
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