One of the most well-liked and broadly learn books of the center a long time, Physiologus contains allegories of beasts, stones, and timber either genuine and imaginary, infused by way of their nameless writer with the spirit of Christian ethical and mystical teaching. followed through an creation that explains the origins, heritage, and literary worth of this curious textual content, this quantity additionally reproduces twenty woodcuts from the 1587 model. initially composed within the fourth century in Greek, and translated into dozens of types in the course of the centuries, Physiologus will satisfaction readers with its historical stories of ant-lions, centaurs, and hedgehogs—and their allegorical significance.
“An dependent little ebook . . . nonetheless diverting to examine this day. . . . The woodcuts reproduced from the 1587 Rome version are on my own well worth the expense of the book.”—Raymond A. Sokolov, New York occasions booklet Review
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