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The representation of animals and the natural world in late-medieval hagiography and romance

@inproceedings{Salter1998TheRO,
  title={The representation of animals and the natural world in late-medieval hagiography and romance},
  author={David Salter},
  year={1998}
}
This thesis takes as its subject the representation of animals and the natural world in two key genres of medieval literature: hagiography and romance. Focusing on the early Lives of St. Francis of Assisi, the romances Sir Gowther, Octavian, and Sir Orfeo, the Middle English Alexander Romances, and the Collatio Alexandri cum Dindimo, it examines the diverse ways in which animals are portrayed in these texts, and the range of mimetic, symbolic, and representative functions that they fulfil… Expand