1665 Animalium Historia Existence of UNICORNS & Dragons Angels Demons Monsters

FRANZ, Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Franz was a German Lutheran theologian from the 16th-century who, curiously, composed a zoological treatise on the history of animals at the end of his career. Franz was known for his disputations and theological treatises and this book, on animals no less, is right in line with his important works of theology.

 

‘Animalium Historia Sacra’ was one of Franz’s final published works in which he targeted theological students and priests with his discussions. The purpose of this book was to provide accurate information to preachers who sought to use parallels of wildlife and animals in their sermons. Instead of discussing the physical attributes of animals, Franz teaches on the moral, aesthetic, and miraculous qualities of animals.

 

One of the most fascinating aspects of this book is Franz’s commentary on mythical creatures, specifically, his insistence that the unicorn (monocerote) is a regularly occurring animal in nature. He supports his claims through scriptural references to what he considers to be the Bible’s description of a unicorn.

 

Other mythical creatures mentioned include:

  • Angels
  • Demons
  • Behemoth
  • Leviathan
  • Sphinx
  • Phoenix
  • Griffin
  • Harpy
  • Sirens (Mermaids)
  • Dragons
  • Basilisk
  • Hippocampus
  • and other examples of various monsters

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1665 Animalium Historia Existence of UNICORNS & Dragons Angels Demons Monsters

 

Wolfgang Franz was a German Lutheran theologian from the 16th-century who, curiously, composed a zoological treatise on the history of animals at the end of his career. Franz was known for his disputations and theological treatises and this book, on animals no less, is right in line with his important works of theology.

 

‘Animalium Historia Sacra’ was one of Franz’s final published works in which he targeted theological students and priests with his discussions. The purpose of this book was to provide accurate information to preachers who sought to use parallels of wildlife and animals in their sermons. Instead of discussing the physical attributes of animals, Franz teaches on the moral, aesthetic, and miraculous qualities of animals.

 

One of the most fascinating aspects of this book is Franz’s commentary on mythical creatures, specifically, his insistence that the unicorn (monocerote) is a regularly occurring animal in nature. He supports his claims through scriptural references to what he considers to be the Bible’s description of a unicorn.

 

Other mythical creatures mentioned include:

  • Angels
  • Demons
  • Behemoth
  • Leviathan
  • Sphinx
  • Phoenix
  • Griffin
  • Harpy
  • Sirens (Mermaids)
  • Dragons
  • Basilisk
  • Hippocampus
  • and other examples of various monsters

 

Item number: #7977

Price: $750

 

FRANZ, Wolfgang

 

Historia animalium, in quà plerorumque animalium praecipuae proprietates in gratiam studiosorum theologiae, & ministrorum verbi ad usum breviter accomodantur. In Academiâ vvittebergensi ante plures annos dictata a Wolfgango Franzio… Emendatius correctius quàm antea edita, quintuplici indice, scilicet capitum, rerum, moralium, locorum è scripturâ adagiorum ornata.

 

Amstelaedami: apud Joannem Ravesteinium, 1665.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • [18], 779, [61]
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~5in X 3in (13cm x 8cm)

 

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7977

Categories

Esoteric & Occult

Medicine & Science

Religion

Authors

FRANZ, Wolfgang

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete