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Wolves and the Wilderness in the Middle Ages

Aleksander Pluskowski
Format
Book
Published
Woodbridge : Boydell, 2006.
Language
English
ISBN
1843832364, 9781843832362
Summary
This text compares responses to wolves, focusing on two regions, Britain and southern Scandinavia. It explores the distribution of wolves in the landscape, their potential impact as predators on both animals and people, and their use as commodities, in literature, art, cosmology and identity.
Contents
  • Into the woods : the physical wolf in the landscape
  • Lupine landscapes : physical wilderness in Medieval Britain and Scandinavia
  • Lupine landscapes II : conceptualising Medieval wilderness
  • Wolves, game and livestock : predation and conflict
  • Wolves and people : hunting the hunters
  • Breaking the lupine body : wolves as commodities
  • Ravenous and gullible : wolves in Medieval beast literature
  • Lupine identitites : the emblematic wolf
  • From Óðinn to St. Edmund : wolves in pagan and Christian cosmologies
  • Transgressing boundaries through bestial violence : human wolves.
Description
240 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [200]-237) and index.
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