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Legions of Pigs in the Early Medieval West$
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Jamie Kreiner

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780300246292

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300246292.001.0001

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From the Mud to the Cosmos

From the Mud to the Cosmos

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(p.44) 2 From the Mud to the Cosmos
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Legions of Pigs in the Early Medieval West
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Jamie Kreiner

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300246292.003.0003

This chapter demonstrates that the details about different animals also mattered because the post-imperial West was a largely Christian culture that viewed the complexity of the physical world as a kind of key to the logic of God’s creation. The more attentive a person was to the particular features of a certain animal, plant, wind pattern, or planetary cycle, the more that the structure of the cosmic system as a whole would come into focus. Even pigs could speak to hidden secrets about this divine structure.

Keywords:   natural history, natural philosophy, cosmos, universe, exegesis, Creation, epistemology

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