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The Physiologus between East and West
The Reception of the Physiologus in Mediaeval Encyclopaedias

Presentation of GDRi Zoomathia

Studying the formation and transmission
of ancient zoological knowledge

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The project ZOOMATHIA aims to study the formation and transmission of ancient zoological knowledge over a long period, with an historical, literary and epistemological approach, through texts and iconography, especially in a pivotal period (late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages), presenting a large dispersion and a wide range of atypical relay of this knowledge. This project is inspired by the the program « Seminars of history on zoological knowledge » led by Liliane Bodson in Liege from 1989 to 2004. This project is motivated by the lack of research coordination on the area, and aims to establish a synergy of investigations often solitary or focused on very limitated corpus or topics. Generally limitated to a few central figures and lamenting the « disappearance of Aristotle’s biology » (J.G. Lennox), the research on ancient zoology needs a more extensive, synthetic and diachronic approach. The purpose is to build a critical and methodological history (...)


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