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Dr. Michael Warren – The Compleat Birder

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Michael Warren’s Interview on his book _Birds in Medieval English Poetry_

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Bit of a cheat post this one, but Boydell and Brewer have recently published an interview they conducted with me on my book, Birds in Medieval English Poetry, so thought I’d share it. Click here, or simply read the text below.

Thank you for assisting our discussion of your book, Dr Warren. To begin, could you tell us a little about how you came to write this book, which is now the second in our new series Nature and Environment in the Middle Ages. What first drew you to the natural world in literature? 
When I decided to return to medieval studies after some years in teaching, it was an obvious choice for me to pursue a subject that combined a personal love of mine with literature. I knew that there was plenty to say about birds, in fact, because I’d written on this subject for my…

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My Christmas Book: Noah Strycker’s _Birding Without Borders_

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Pelican in a Book of Hours

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Florence Augusta Merriam Bailey’s _Birds Through an Opera Glass _ of 1889: The First Field Guide

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Florence Bailey – Birds Through an Opera Glass – 1889 (PDF)

Audubon’s Barn Swallows

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Audubon on Alexander Wilson and the Small-Headed Flycatcher

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