Kings and Their Hawks: Falconry in Medieval England

Robin S. Oggins

Anno: 2004
Rilegatura: Hardback
Pagine: 278 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 234 x 156 mm
Peso: 606 gr.
  • EAN: 9780300100587
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In medieval Europe, falconry was perhaps the most popular form of hunting among the aristocracy. Owning a falcon, and the necessary falconer to go with it, was a status symbol throughout the middle ages. This book is the first broad history of English royal falconry in medieval times, a book that draws on forty years of research to provide a full description of the actual practice and conditions of the sport and of the role of falconers in the English royal household. Robin S. Oggins begins with a description of the birds of prey, their training, and the sport of falconry. He provides a short history of early falconry in western Europe and England, then explores in unprecedented detail royal falconry from the reign of William I to the death of Edward I in 1307. The author concludes with an overview of the place and importance of falconry in medieval life.