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Notes on Gessner’s Giraffe. Bible, Sources and Iconography

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The chapter on giraffe given by Conrad Gessner in his Historia animalium is an important step in the long-term history of this animal, from antiquity to pre-modern times. The aim of this paper is not to give an in-depth review of Gessner’s chapter on the giraffe, but it will stress three topics: the specific problem of the presence of the giraffe in the Bible; some aspects of Gessner’s textual sources, with a special focus on medieval authors, and the illustrations of the giraffe in the printed editions of Gessner’s Historia animalium.
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hal-02139257 , version 1 (07-10-2019)

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Thierry Buquet. Notes on Gessner’s Giraffe. Bible, Sources and Iconography. Leu, Urs B.; Optiz, Peter. Conrad Gessner. Die Renaissance der Wissenschaften (The Renaissance of Learning), De Gruyter Oldenbourg; De Gruyter, pp.557-579, 2019, 978-3-11-049696-3. ⟨10.1515/9783110499056-030⟩. ⟨hal-02139257⟩
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