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Akbari, S.C. Seeing Through the Veil: Optical Theory and Medieval Allegory Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004

Allen, D.C. Mysteriously Meant: the Rediscovery of Pagan Symbolism and Allegorical Interpretation in the Renaissance Baltimore, 1970

Anon The Kalendar and Compost of Shepherds, G.C. Heseltine, ed. London: Davies, 1931

Apuleius The Golden Ass trans. Robert Graves, New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1951)

Barkan, L. Diana and Actaeon: The Myth as Synthesis English Literary Renaissance 10 (1980): 317-359

----------------------The Gods Made Flesh: Metamorphosis and the Pursuit of Paganism London: 1986

Bath, Michael The Image of the Stag: Iconographic Themes in Western Art Baden-Baden: Verlag Valentin Koerner, 1992

Bergström, Ingvar Disguised Symbolism in Madonna Pictures and Still Life Burlington Magazine 97 (Oct. 1955): 303-308; and (Nov. 1955): 342-47

Bernheimer, Richard Wild Men in the Middle Ages Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1952

Bloomfield, Morton W., ed. Allegory, Myth and Symbol Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981

Bozon, Nicole Theory of a Symbolic Mode Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1964

Burkitt, F.C., ed. The Rules of Tyconius Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1894

The origin of the scriptural rules of interpretation.

Chew, Samuel C. Les Contes Moralisés de Nicole Bozon, L. Toulmin-Smith, and P. Meyer, eds. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1889

----------------------The Pilgrimage of Life New Haven: Yale University Press, 1962

Colonna, francesco Hypnerotomachia Poliphili London: Thames and Hudson, 1999

Cousin, Jean Le Livre de Fortune Paris: Libraire de l'Arte, 1883

Fletcher, Angus Theory of a Symbolic Mode Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1964

Second edition 1975.

Grabar, André Christian Iconography: A Study of Its Origins Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1968

Greenblatt, Stephen J. Allegory and Representation Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991

Hagstrom, Jean H. The Sister Arts: The Tradition of Literary Pictorialism and English Poetry from Dryden to Gray Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1958

Kermode, Frank The Banquet of Sense in Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne: Renaissance Essays London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1971

Kiefer, Frederick Fortune and Elizabethan Tragedy San Marino: The Huntington Library, 1983

Lefaivre, Liane Leon Batista Alberti's Hypnerotomachia Poliphili Cambridge: M.I.T., 1997

Lamberton, R. D. Homer the Theologian Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986

Langedijk, Karla Silentium Neatherlands Yearbook for the History of Art 15 (1964): 3-18

Murrin, M. The Veil of Allegory Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1980

Norman J. S. Metamorphosis of an Allegory: The Iconography of the Psychomachia in Medieval Art New York: 1988

Pépin, J. Mythe et Allégorie Paris: Etudes Augustiennes, 1976

Pisan, Christine The Epistle of Othea Oxford: Early English Text Society, 1970

Sider, Sandra (introduction) Cebes' Tablet New York: The Renaissance Society of America, 1979

McLane, Paul E., ed. Spenser's Shepheardes Calendar Notre Dame, 1964

Tuve, Rosemond Allegorical Imagery: Some Medieval Books and their Posterity Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1966

Waddington, Raymond B. The Iconography of Silence and Chapman's Hercules Journal of the Warurg and Courtauld Institutes 33 (1970): 248-63

Winternitz, Emanuel Musical Instruments and their Symbolism in Western Art London: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1967

Wittkower, Rudolf Allegory and the Migration of Symbols New York: Thames and Hudson, 1977

Whitman, J.Interpretation & Allegory Leiden: Brill, 2003

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