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Seeing beyond seeing: the idea of figurative exposition in the High Middle Ages

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Medieval exegetes composed figurative expositions on animals and the created world that were shaped and informed by the authority of scripture and the Fathers (‘auctoritas scipturae et auctoritas patrum’). Despite this observation, the historiographical framing of works such as Isidore of Seville’s Etymologiae, Alexander Neckam’s De naturis rerum, and second- and transitional-family bestiary manuscripts, have often been misrepresented as either proto-scientific, pseudo-scientific, or encyc...

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HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
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University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
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Clarendon Fund
Funder identifier:
http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100014748
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Farrant, TJ
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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
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http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100000873
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Farrant, TJ
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
Deposit date:
2023-03-14

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