The sciences of the self includes the inquiry into animal and vegetable life. Comparisons abound.
- Chaucer, The Nun’s Priest’s Tale and Manciple’s Tale
- Albertus Magnus, On Animals, pp. 816-21
- Bartholomaeus Anglicus, On the Properties of Things, Book III, on the animal body.
- Cohen, “Inventing With Animals in the Middle Ages”
- Kohn, How Forests Think (on “trans-species pidgins,” pp. 143-44)
- Browse Medieval Bestiary
- Recommended: Calarco, Zoographies; Acampora, Corporal Compassion; Tyler, Ciferae: A Bestiary in Five Fingers
Take a look at these images, one of cannabis and the other of industrious bees!
British Library, Sloane 1975, fol. 44v, Medical and Herbal Collection
MS. Ashmole 1511, The Ashmole Bestiary