Luxury textiles worn by the elites of medieval society often show animals. Their role is not merely decorative, rather they point to specific contents, for instance the privilege of hunting or the concept of courtly love. By incorporating literary texts this volume reveals the cultural-historical dimension of depictions of animals in courtly life. The here assembled papers were presented during a colloquium at the Abegg-Stiftung in 2016. The contributions explore the importance of animals in texts, textiles, and the pictorial arts.
Riggisberger Berichte 23 | With contributions by L. Auberson, M. Backes, M. Bridges, J. von Fircks, M. Hayward, A. McClanan, K. Müller, A. M. Rasmussen, R. Schorta, M. Schröder, K. Starkey, M. Stolz, A. Theiss, B. Van den Abeele, E. Wetter, J. Zander-Seidel | 304 p., 134 figs., paperbound, 23 x 31 cm, 2019, ISBN 978-3-905014-68-6