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Introducing the Medieval Swan

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9781786838391
  • Introducing the Medieval Swan
  • Introducing the Medieval Swan
  • Introducing the Medieval Swan
  • Introducing the Medieval Swan
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A wide-ranging account of the place of the swan in medieval culture.

Swans  possess a striking beauty, and they are imbued with a sense of regal  mystery that makes them some of the most fascinating of wild creatures. Introducing the Medieval Swan  traces those characteristics to their roots in the medieval era.  Opening with a study of the natural history of the swan as understood in  the period, the book then moves to literary motifs that feature swans transforming into humans, particularly the legend of the Knight of the  Swan. The third chapter examines the place of the swan as an icon of the Lancasters, and the book then explores the swan’s place as a delicacy  at extravagant feasts. Finally, we learn how the characteristics the medieval era associated with swans developed over the centuries to the present.    

  • Author: Natalie Jayne Goodison 
  • Softcover 
  • Publisher:University of Wales Press, 2022
  • 184 pages, 7.8" x 5"
  • 11 color plates, 19 halftones
  • ISBN: 9781786838391 
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