Pulmonate snails as marginalia in medieval and Renaissance manuscripts: a review of hypotheses


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Author: Monge, Julián
Format: artículo
Status:Versión publicada
Publication Date:2019
Description:Small drawings of armored knights fighting pulmonate snails have been found in several medieval and Renaissance manuscripts; and there are 26 hypothetical interpretations about what they mean. Manuscripts also depict fights between cartoonish humans, rabbits, monkeys, and several other real and imaginary animals, so they probably lack the deep meanings that many have imagined. More likely, these cartoons are simply comic relief based on the obvious similarity between humans and invertebrates that protect themselves with body armor.
Country:Portal de Revistas UCR
Institution:Universidad de Costa Rica
Repositorio:Portal de Revistas UCR
OAI Identifier:oai:portal.ucr.ac.cr:article/38872
Online Access:https://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rbt/article/view/38872
Access Level:acceso abierto
Keyword:armored knights
small drawings
marginal cartoons