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Author Pastoureau, Michel, 1947-
Title Ours. English
The bear : history of a fallen king / Michel Pastoureau ; translated by George Holoch
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011
book jacket
 Modern History Library  398.2452 P293    AVAILABLE    30550100535028
Descript 343 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Note Translation of: L'ours : histoire d'un roi d├ęchu. c2007
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-328) and index
The historian considers the animal -- The bear venerated : from the Paleolithic to the feudal era. The first god? ; King of the beasts ; The relative of man -- The bear combatted : from Charlemagne to Saint Louis. The saint stronger than the beast ; The bear in the house of the Devil ; The coronation of the lion -- The bear dethroned : from the late Middle Ages to the present. A humiliated animal ; Princes' whims, ladies' fantasies ; From mountain to museum -- The revenge of the bear
Subject Bears -- Folklore
Bears -- Symbolic aspects
Bears -- Religious aspects
Human-animal relationships
Christian art and symbolism
Animals and civilization
Alt Author Holoch, George
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