The history of the wolf in Western civilization; from antiquity to the middle ages
The history of the wolf in Western civilization; from antiquity to the middle ages.
Donalson, Malcolm Drew.
Edwin Mellen Pr.
Donalson (foreign languages and history, Alabama School of Mathematics and Science, Mobile) reflects on the wolf in the Jewish and Christian Scriptures and compiles with observations and commentary on the wolf in patristic, classical, and medieval literature from fables to beast epics. His chronological account also traces how the wolf in western culture descended from a useful metaphor and instrument for the morals of fabulists, to an object of hatred and misunderstanding.
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