Dogs in Medieval Manuscripts – Kathleen Walker-Meikle
Pet animals in old paintings, illustrations or texts are one of the things that can make the scene seem so much more relevant to modern eyes. You can identify (or guess at) the breed of animal and read in the depiction of them the same characteristics that we are aware of today. In the illustrated manuscripts of the Middle Ages we can see the cultural heritage of the dog; the best friend and the loyal ally.
Featuring glorious illustrations drawn from the extensive collection of the British Library this book presents the stories of the mundane, mythical and even saintly canines.
Hardback. 90 pages.
16cm x 19.7cm x 1.4cm