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The kings and their hawks : falconry in medieval England /
Robin S. Oggins.
imprint
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2004.
description
xvi, 251 p.
ISBN
0300100582 (alk. paper)
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imprint
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2004.
isbn
0300100582 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5289873
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Professor Oggins makes an important contribution to the study of falconry and hawking in medieval England. His book will also be essential reading for those who wish to understand the households of the kings up to the early fourteenth century."C. M. Woolgar, author of The Great Household in Late
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Hunting with birds of prey was a popular sport in medieval England, in both the royal household & amongst the nobility who had the money to afford to retain falconers & buy the birds. This book offers a detailed history of royal falconry from the 11th to the 14th century.
Main Description
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.
Short Annotation
In medieval Europe, falconry was perhaps the most popular form of hunting among the aristocracy. . 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.
Table of Contents
The sourcesp. 1
The birds, their training, and the sport of falconryp. 10
Falconry in Anglo-Saxon Englandp. 36
English royal falconry, William I to Henry IIp. 50
English royal falconry, Richard I to Henry IIIp. 64
Falconry in the reign of Edward Ip. 82
Falconry in medieval lifep. 109
Royal falconry expenditures, 1234-1307p. 139
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