The Natural History of Unicorns

    The Natural History of Unicorns

    Chris Lavers

    Granta 2010

    Paperback 272pp Illustrated

    9781847081179   Product Code: 20090

    A Greek writer, Ctesias of Cnidus first described the unicorn in 398 BCE and created a legend that has lived in the Western imagination for over 2,000 years. Chris Lavers explores the adoption of the unicorn as a symbol of Christ and of courtly love; its connections with real animals such as the rhinoceros, wild asses, the oryx and okapi; and what it reveals about humanity's developing engagement with the natural world.

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