Engaging with Nature: Essays on the Natural World in Medieval and Early Modern Europe [Paperback]

Barbara Hanawalt (Editor); Lisa J. Kiser (Editor)

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ISBN: 9780268030834 | Published by: University of Notre Dame Press | Year of Publication: 2008 | Language: English 236p,




Engaging with Nature

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This collection of essays looks at the interaction between humans and nature, at medieval ideas and conceptions of nature, and at the use of animals and the natural world as literary and cultural devices. Topics include the physical dependence on and influence of man on nature through agriculture, the symbolism of the hunt, the use of animals in literature to discuss delicate subjects, and natural equilibrium in medieval philosophy.

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