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作者 Losse, Deborah N., 1944- author
書名 Volery and Venery in the French Wars of Religion / Deborah N. Losse
出版項 New York : Peter Lang, [2018]
國際標準書號 9781433145902 (hardcover : alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 文哲所  876.293 L881    在架上    30580003450595
說明 ix, 131 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
系列 Currents in comparative Romance language ; volume 252
Currents in comparative Romance language ; volume 252
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-119) and index
"Devant le Roy": burnishing the monarch's image through the hunt -- "Foolish quarry": Erasmus and Brant -- Precocious hunting: Gargantua, Frère Jean, and cooperative living -- "C'était un meleagre au mestier de chasser": Pierre de Ronsard, Estienne Jodelle, and the princely image -- The flight of the stag: Jean de la Ceppède's théorèmes -- Writing about the chase: chasing writing in Montaigne's essais -- Undisciplined hawks: Aubigné's tragiques
"Volery, Venery and the French Wars of Religion is the first book-length study to provide an analysis of literary and cultural texts through the lens of people's perspective on hunting in the context of the French Wars of Religion. Court poets such as Jodelle and Ronsard highlight the central role of the king in the hunt. The study examines cynegetic scenes and attitudes toward hunting in the works of Sebastian Brant, Erasmus, Rabelais, Jodelle, Ronsard, Ceppède, Montaigne, and Aubigné. An effort is made to relate the artistic representation of the hunt to the details of the hunt presented in the hunting manuals of Du Fouilloux, De Thou, Franchières, and Arcussia, among others. At a time when the monarchy needed to reflect stability and continuity, the figure of the king dominates cynegetic exercise. Losse argues that hunting remained a major preoccupation in France in spite of the disruptions and violence caused by the Wars of Religion. The analysis examines some basic questions about hunting in early modern France. How did religious affiliation affect attitudes toward hunting? Did the violence of the Wars of Religion change how people viewed cruelty to animals? Falconry and large game hunting offer a perspective from which to view the cultural and political life leading up to and through the Wars of Religion. Historians of the hunt, students of early modern Europe, graduate students in cultural studies or anthropology will find the work to provide a unique prospective on political and social institutions. Museums of hunting will find this book central to their mission of instructing modern audiences on the centrality of hunting to aristocratic life"-- Provided by publisher
主題 French literature -- 16th century -- History and criticism
Hunting in literature
France -- History -- Wars of the Huguenots, 1562-1598
Saint Bartholomew's Day, Massacre of, France, 1572
Hunting -- Social aspects -- France -- History -- 16th century
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