Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cantimpre: De Apibus

De Apibus by Tomás de Cantimpré (1627)

The book begins with a life of Thomas de Cantimpré, a 13th-century scholar and preacher. The treatise itself is an elaborate allegory (very elaborate!) on the lives of bees - who, as far as Cantimpre are concerned, are ruled by a king bee, not a queen. :-)


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