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Aelian On the Characteristics of Animals trans. A. F. Scholfield Cambridge, Mass: 1958

Albert the Great, Man and the Beasts, de Animalibus (books 22-26) trans. J. J. Scanlan Binghamton: 1987

D' Ancona, M. Levi Lo Zoo del Rinascimento Lucca: 2001

Anon Physiologous Bernensis voll-Faksimilie Basel: Alkuin Verlag, 1964

Arranz, J. J. G. Symbola et Emblemata Avium Coruna: SIELAE, 2010

Barber, Richard, trans. Bestiary: Being an English Version of the Bodleian Library, Oxford M.S. Bodley 764 Woodbridge, Boydell Press, 1993

Baxter, R.  Bestiaries and their Users in the Middle Ages London: 1998

Beauvais, Pierre de A Medieval Book of Beasts: Pierre de Beauvais' Bestiary, Guy R. Mermier, trans. Lewiston: E. Mellen Press, 1992

An English translation of the Cambrai Bestiary.

Beer, J. M. A. Beast of Love Toronto: 2003

Benton, J. R. The Medieval Menagerie, Animals in the Art of the Middle Ages New York: 1966

Carmody, F. J. ed. Physiologus Latinus: editions preliminaries, versio B Paris: 1939

Carmody, F. J. ed. Physiologus Latinus: editions preliminaries, versio Y Berkeley: 1944

Carmody, F. J. trans. Physiologus: the Very Ancient book of Beasts, Plants and Stones, San Francisco: 1953

Carroll, William Meredith Animal Conventions in English Renaissance Non-Religious Prose (1550-1600) New York: 1954

Carrega, A & Navone, P. eds. Le Proprieta degli animali Genoa: 1983

Cavallo, Adolfo S. The Unicorn Tapestries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York: H.M. Abrams, 1998

Ciccarese, M. P. Animali simbolici: alle origini del bestiario cristano Bologna 2002

Clark, W. B. trans. and ed. The Medieval Book of Birds: Hugh of Fouilloy's  Aviarium Binghamton: 1992

Clark, S. B. & McMunn M. T. eds. Beasts and Birds of the Middle Ages: The Bestiary and its Legacy Philadelphia, 1989

Clausen, Lucy W. Insect Fact and Folklore New York: Macmillan, 1954

Another edition, New York: Collier, 1962.

Le Clerk, Guillaume The Bestiary of Guillaume le Clerk ed. G. C. Druce, 1936

Cohen, Simona Animals as Disguised symbols in Renaissance Art Leiden: Brill,2008

Coulter, Cornelia C. "'The Great Fish' in Ancient and Medieval Story." Transactions of the American Philological Society, LVII 1926: 32-50

Curley, M. J. Physiologus Austin and London: 1979

Davis, J. I. ed. Libellus de Natura Animalium, a Fifteenth Century Bestiary London 1958

D'Ayzac, Félicie "De la Zoologie Composite..." Revue de l'Art Chrétien, series 4, iv 1886: 13-36

Druce, G. C. "An Account of the ... Ant-Lion." The Antiquaries Journal, III 1923: 347-64

----------------------"The Amphisbaena and its Connexions in Ecclesiastical Art and Architecture." Archeological Journal LXVII 1910: 285-317

----------------------"The Elephant in Medieval Art." Archeological Journal, LXXVI 1919: 1-73

----------------------"Some Abnormal and Composite Human Forms in English Church Architecture." Archeological Journal, LXXII 1915: 135-86

----------------------"The Symbolism of the Crocodile in the Middle Ages." Archeological Journal, LXVI 1909: 3311-38

Duchaussoy, Jacques Le Bestiare Divin Paris: 1958

Einaudi, Guilio, ed. Bestiari Medieval. Parma: Patriche Editrice, 1987

Torino edition 1996.

Eisler, C. T. Durer's Animals London: 1951

Flores, N. Ed. Animals in the Middle Ages, A book of Essays New York: 1996

Friedman, H.  A Bestiary for Saint Jerome Washington DC: 1980

Friedman, John B and Jessica W. Wegman Medieval Iconocraphy: A Research Guide New York: Garland, 1988

Gotfredsen, Lise The Unicorn, Anne Born, trans. New York: Abbeville P., 1999

Grabm&muml;ller, Klaus Meister Esopus: Untersuchungen zur Geschicht und Funktion der Fabel im Mittelalter Zurich: 1977

Gubernatis, Angelo de Soological Mythology, 2 Volumes London: N.P., 1872

Hassig, D. Medieval Bestiaries; Text, Image, Ideology Cambridge: 1995

Hassig, D. ed. The mark of the Beast London: 1999

Houwen, L. A. J. R. ed. Animals and the Symbolic in Medieval Art and Literature Oxford: Oxford University Press by F. Hall, 1921

James, Montague Rhodes, described by A Peterborough Psalter and Bestiary of the Fourteenth Century

Janson, H. W. Apes and Ape Lore in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance London: 1952

Jauss, H. R. Untersuchungen zur Mittelalterlichen Tierdichtung Tübingen: 1959

Jones-Davis, M. T.  ed. Le monde animal au temps de la Renaissance London: 1976

Klingender, Francis Animals in Art and Thought to the End of the Middle Ages, Evelyn Antal and John Harthan, eds. London: 1972

Lewysohn, L. Die Soologie des Talmuds Frankfurt: 1858

Maspero, F. & Granato A. Bestiario medieval, Casale Monferrato: 1999

McCulloch, F.  Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries Chapel Hill: 1962

McDermott, W. C. The Ape in Antiquity Baltimore: 1938

Miguel, Dom Pierre Dictionnaire Symbolique des Animaux Paris 1991

Morini, L. ed. Bestieri medievali, Parma 1987 and Turin 1999

Nigg, Joseph, ed. The Book of Fabulous Beasts: A treasury of Writings from Ancient Times to Present NY; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999

Robin, Ansell P. Animal Lore in English Literature London: J. Murray, 1932

Reprinted in 1983.

Rowland, B. Animals with Human Faces London: 1974

Salisbury, J. E. The Beast Within   New York and London: 1994

Sbordone, F. Physiologus Milan: 1936

Schrader, J. L. A Medieval Bestiary New York: 1986

Shepherd, Odell The Lore of the Unicorn London: George Allen and Unwin, 1930

Another edition, London: 1942.

South, Malcolm Mythical and Fabulous Beasts: A Source Book and Research Guide New York: Greenwood P, 1987

Steel, C. Guldentops, G. & Beullens, P. eds. Aristotle's Animals in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Leuven: 1999

Suhr, Elmer G. "Interpretation of the Unicorn." Folklore LXXV 1946: 91-109

Szovérffy, Joseph "Et Conculcabis Leonem et Dracone, Embellishments of Medieval Latin Hymns: Beasts in Typology, Symbolism, and Simile." Classical Folia, XVII 1963, no. 1, 1-4; no. 2, 66-82

Theobald, Bishop A Metrical Bestiary, A.W. Rendell, trans. London: Bumpus, 1928

Von Steiger, C. & Homberger, O. Phsyiologus Bernensis Basle, 1979

Walberg E. ed. Le Bestiaire de Philippe de Thaün Paris & Lund, 1900

White, Beatrice "Medieval Beasts." Essays and Studies, XVIII 1965: 35-44

White, T. H. ed. The Book of Beasts Bath 1992

Zimmer, Heinrich Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization New York: Pantheon, 1946

Ziolkowski, Jan M. Talking Animals Philadelphia: University of Philadelphia, 1993

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