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One of the most well-liked and commonly learn books of the center a while, Physiologus contains allegories of beasts, stones, and timber either genuine and imaginary, infused via their nameless writer with the spirit of Christian ethical and mystical teaching.  observed by means of an advent that explains the origins, background, and literary price 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 models during the centuries, Physiologus will satisfaction readers with its historic 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 variation are on my own definitely worth the rate of the book.”—Raymond A. Sokolov, New York occasions e-book Review

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