Session 618: Animals and Pleasure
Tuesday 11 July 2006, 11.15-12.45
|Organiser:||Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest|
|Moderator/Chair:||Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest|
|Paper 618-a||'His large master should love a small dog': Emotions and Pets|
Index terms: Daily Life, Mentalities, Social History
|Paper 618-b||Beasts and Pets, Wild and Tame: Aristocratic Pleasure with Animals, Inside and Outside of Castles|
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Daily Life
|Paper 618-c||Prolonging the Pleasure of the Chase: The Regimen of the Horse, Hound, and Hawk|
Index terms: Daily Life, Medicine
The session is part of three sessions for the Daily Life Strand that deal with different aspects of pleasures in medieval life and their representation. The papers in this one concentrate on the various uses and functions of animals as objects of pleasure in medieval life and their different social roles and evaluations.
Abstract paper -c: Hunting, hawking, and tourneying were important pastimes in the Middle Ages, all of which required the aid of animals: horses, hounds, and hawks. Without these animals, the pursuit of such sports could not take place. This paper will examine the measures undertaken to keep these animals in good health, and the treatment afforded to them when injury and illness befell them, as illustrated in Middle English treatises. A comparison of the care afforded will not only contribute to the history of veterinary medicine, it will also offer fascinating insights into their social roles and their value in medieval society.