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Medieval Hunting [Kindle Edition]

Richard Almond
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Hunting was a major economic and leisure activity throughout the European Middle Ages, and while aristocratic practices have featured in studies of romantic and narrative literature, hunting in its wider sense, across the social spectrum with attendant male and female roles, has larged been ignored by modern medieval historians. Richard Almond's study brings vividly to life the universality and centrality of hunting to medieval societies, both as an economic necessity and as an expression of medieval humanity's amost atavistic sense of oneness with nature. Medieval Hunting dispels some of the myths and misunderstandings about hunting, including the persistent view that it was exclusively an aristocratic pursuit and a male one at that. Using a wide variety of contemporary textual and art historical evidence, Richard Almond demonstrates convincingly that hunting, including fishing and all manner of poaching, was enjoyed by all classes, and by women as well as men.

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' - sprinkled with interesting nuggets - ' Saul David, Sunday Telegraph ' - brings to light the most overlooked hunters of the Middle Ages - women.' Medieval History ' - it is salutary to read a book that reveals hunting in medieval times to have been central to the lives of all classes, and enjoyed by all three estates and both sexes.' Saul David, Sunday Telegraph 'Almond gives good consideration to hunting beyond aristocratic and courtly posturing.' The Times Literary Supplement ' - an absolutely engrossing and fascinating account - ' The Field

About the Author

RICHARD ALMOND was formerly senior tutor and lecturer in History and English at Darlington College of Technology, part-time lecturer in Medieval History at the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge and Invited Visiting Scholar at St. John's College, University of Oxford. His approach towards research and writing utilises two pertinent areas of his experience: as a medieval and Renaissance and art historian and as a lifetime hunter, angler and conservationist.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 398 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press; Reprint edition (24 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007C52IG0
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased with purchase. 11 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Medieval Hunt Explored 19 Oct. 2003
By J.B. - Published on
If you are familiar with Cummins "Hound and Hawk", this book is an excellent companion. It broadens Cummins exploritaries into the "whys" and "reasons" and gives further light to the "whos" and "hows".
If you are not familiar with Cummins, this book is an excellent primer into the world of the medieval hunt. It explores a broad expanse of the world of the medieval hunt including the notions of the nobility as well as the peasantry and touching (teasingly!) on female participation. It covers many of the "accepted" techniques of the gentleman as well as some of the more "wiley" practices of the peasant poacher.
Over all, I found this to be a well rounded and informative study with ample illustrations and a generous bibliography for the serious student or amature historian.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting overview of the topic. 5 Nov. 2013
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Very, very interesting history. I have always loved the medieval period, but had never read anything specific about hunting. Great stuff, and well illustrated.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not well illustrated 13 Jan. 2012
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I was hoping for rather more illustrations on the subject than the few coloured inserts that were provided, but the book itself is well written and useful.
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