Cats in Medieval Manuscripts (British Library Medieval Guides) (Hardcover)

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Cats were illustrated in medieval manuscripts throughout the Middle Ages, often in exquisite detail and frequently accompanied by their natural prey, mice. Medieval cats were viewed as treasured pets, as fearsome mousers, as canny characters in fables, as associates of the Devil, and as magical creatures. Featuring an array of fascinating illustrations from the British Library's rich medieval collection, Cats in Medieval Manuscripts includes anecdotes about cats—both real and imaginary—to provide a fascinating picture of the life of the cat and its relationship with humans during the Medieval period. A great gift for all cat-lovers.

About the Author


Kathleen Walker-Meikle completed her PhD at University College London on late medieval pet keeping. She is currently a research fellow at King's College London and writes on medieval and early modern animals and medicine.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780712352932
ISBN-10: 0712352937
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: British Library Medieval Guides