IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1519: Treatises on Hunting: The Textual Traditions

Thursday 10 July 2008, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Bibliotheca Cynegetica
Organiser:Baudouin van den Abeele, Département d'histoire, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
Moderator/Chair:Sabine Obermaier, Deutsches Institut, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Paper 1519-bThe Falconry Treatise by Artelouche de Alagona
(Language: English)
An Smets, Instituut voor Middeleeuwse Studies, KU Leuven
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Science
Paper 1519-cMedieval Hunting Treatises: Projects and New Research
(Language: English)
Baudouin van den Abeele, Département d'histoire, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Science, Technology
Abstract

Research on medieval hunting treatises has redeveloped during the past two decades. New texts and manuscripts have come to light, but much remains to be worked on. This session aims at providing a general state of the art in a European perspective, a more precise view on Ibero-Romanic texts, and a case-study of a hitherto unstudied text, the French falconry treatise by Arthelouche de Alagona. These texts provide important material for the history of medieval science and technology, have a rich technical vocabulary, and shed light on important social practices.