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Lords of the Sky

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Lords of the sky

Falconry in Mantua at the time of the Gonzagas

by Giancarlo Malacarne

First published as I Signori del Cielo, 1st edition 2003, published by Artiglio Editore, Alessandria. This is an interesting and detailed account of falconry as pursued by the Dukes of Mantua and their court during the Italian Renaissance.

All known aspects of the subject are covered, as are those areas of everyday life upon which falconry impinged. Many excellent illustrations, of artworks, of contemporary documents and maps.

Translated into English by Valeria Taylor. This new English translation has been revised by David Horobin.

The book “Lords of the Sky” was previewed during the Second Falconry Festival, held at Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates from 10 to 18 December 2011, to celebrate the recognition of falconry as part of humanity’s intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.

More information about the book you can find HERE and HERE!

Product details     
Hardcover    
Colour & b/w photographs
Colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: 2011 1st English edition. Artiglio Editore, Alessandria.   
Pages: 288
ISBN-10: 8888752102    
ISBN-13: 978-8888752105

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Falconry as Will and as Representation, Giuseppe Pasero
The Most Noble of the Hunting Arts, Alduino Ventimiglia di Monteforte

PREFACE, Giancarlo Malacarne
Note to the English edition of the “I Signori del Cielo”, Patrizia Cimberio

BIBLIOGRAPHY

CHAPTER I
The Prince and Falconry, Symbolism, acquisitions, captures

CHAPTER II
Raising and Training, An endless story

CHAPTER III
Following the Falcon’s Flight, Lost raptors, falconry furniture and the literary tradition

CHAPTER IV
Giving as Diplomatic Vehicle, The «do ut des» strategy

CHAPTER V
Maladies and Cures, Specialised literature

CHAPTER VI
The Spectacle and Recreational aspects of Falconry

HISTORICAL APPENDIX
Francesco II Gonzaga and the Ottoman Universe, Political relations with the Great Sultan Bajazet
INDEX OF NAME, PLACE AND IMAGES

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