"This catalogue, accompanying an exhibition of the same name at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, examines the type of illuminated manuscript called the bestiary and explores its lasting legacy"--Provided by publisher.
Introducing the bestiary The medieval bestiary: text and illumination / Elizabeth Morrison Animal tales: stories and images from the bestiary Exploring the bestiary The bestiary in form and function The textual kaleidoscope of the medieval bestiary / Sarah Kay Patrons and artists: tradition and invention in medieval illuminated bestiaries / Xenia Muratova Accommodating antlers, making room for hedgehogs, and other problems of page design in the medieval bestiary / Elizabeth Morrison The function of bestiaries in medieval miscellanies: a case study / Ilya Dines Expanding the bestiary's meaning: the case of Bodleian ms. 764 / Susan Crane Painted animal images and the Greek physiologus / Georgi Parpulov Cat. nos. 1-28 The bestiary reimagined The bestiary in translation / Emma Campbell Beasts at court: reading the bestiary in the late thirteenth century / Larisa Grollemond Cat. nos. 29-34 Beyond the bestiary Church and court The bestiary beyond the book / Meredith Cohen Cat. nos. 35-73 King of beasts: feline aquamanilia / Christine Sciacca Cat. nos. 74-76 Cosmic creatures: animals in Hebrew illuminated manuscripts / Elizabeth Eisenberg and Melanie Holcomb Cat. nos. 77-78 Bestiaries and natural history Encyclopedic beasts / Emily Steiner Cat. nos. 79-93 Beast lore in the Islamic tradition / Rebecca Hill Cat. nos. 94-96 The bestiary on medieval world maps / Debra Higgs Strickland Monsters, animals, maps, and sources / Chet Van Duzer Cat. nos. 97-98 Epilogue: the legacy of the bestiary The bestiary in the modern age / Larisa Grollemond Cat. nos. 99-112 Appendices: Appendix 1: list of bestiaries in the catalogue Appendix 2: list of illustrated Latin bestiaries / Ilya Dines Appendix 3: order of animals in selected bestiaries / Melissa Herman, Larisa Grollemond and Elizabeth Morrison Appendix 4: textual editions and translations References Index.
"This publication is issued on the occasion of the exhibition Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, from May 14 to August 18, 2019." Includes bibliographical references (315-329) and index.