Cart
  • Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
  • Over 7 million books in stock
  • Proud to be B-Corp
  • We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
  • Over 120,000 Trustpilot reviews
Item 1 of 0
The Hound and the Hawk By John G. Cummins

The Hound and the Hawk by John G. Cummins

Condition - Very Good
$51.99
Only 2 left

Summary

Hunting was a training for war and a rite of manhood, a powerful and ritualistic pastime, the sport of kings. The gentlemen of medieval and Renaissance Europe had three all-consuming passions: warfare, courtly love and hunting with hawk or hound. Encompassing them all, this book shows us methods for hunting all kinds of animals.

The Hound and the Hawk Summary

The Hound and the Hawk: The Art of Medieval Hunting by John G. Cummins

Hunting was a training for war and a rite of manhood, a powerful and ritualistic pastime, the sport of kings. In vivid and engrossing detail, John Cummins shows us the appropriate methods for hunting all kinds of deer, boar, wolves, foxes, bear, otter, birds hare - even unicorn. Hunting and hawking run throughout medieval art and literature, providing not only narrative motifs for tapestries, romances and sagas but also metaphors for war and combat, for Christianity wrestling with the dark forces of paganism, and for sexual pursuit and conquest. Dr Cummins' book ranges over a dazzling diversity of sources - poems, ballads, letters, court directives, royal accounts, gamekeepers' handbooks, psalters - to recreate and interpret the cosmos of medieval hunting and falconry, the skills and techniques, superstitions and beliefs. Richly illustrated from a variety of sources, The Hound and the Hawk shows us a pageant of medieval and Renaissance life lived in its grandest, most flamboyant, most allusive manner.

About John G. Cummins

John Cummins was born in Hull, and educated at the University of Manchester. He gained his Ph.D. at the University of Aberdeen, and is currently Reader in Spanish there. He lives in Aberdeen.

Additional information

GOR007568197
9781842120972
1842120972
The Hound and the Hawk: The Art of Medieval Hunting by John G. Cummins
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
20010118
352
null null null null null null null null null null
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - The Hound and the Hawk