Introduction to the Encyclopedia

This encyclopedia is a series of short articles on topics related to the bestiary and to "animals in the Middle Ages" in general. Many of the articles are on medieval people who in some way contributed to medieval animal lore; most of these are authors of bestiaries and encyclopedias and other texts.

You can find articles of interest using the subject index or by searching this site.

There are also a few longer articles in the Articles section of this site.

Unless otherwise credited, all Encyclopedia articles are by David Badke.