Medieval Mythical Beasts (and Where to Find Them)

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Medieval Mythical Beasts (and Where to Find Them)

<p>From dragons to unicorns, and hydrus to phoenix, people in the Middle Ages believed in some weird and wonderful creatures. Come and hear about the origins of these unusual species, from Greco-Roman

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From dragons to unicorns, and hydrus to phoenix, people in the Middle Ages believed in some weird and wonderful creatures. Come and hear about the origins of these unusual species, from Greco-Roman and Egyptian sources, to their inclusion in the writings of the Church Fathers; and look at their transformation into heroes and villains in Saints' Lives, tapestries, and the gothic architecture of the 14th century.


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By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Develop an understanding of key writers and chroniclers of the ancient and medieval worlds
  2. Interpret a range of literary and material sources from the medieval period in their Christian context
  3. Evaluate the different ways in which myths and mythical creatures have travelled in different parts of the world.