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Hunters and Poachers: A Social and Cultural History of Unlawful Hunting in England 1485-1640

Roger B. Manning

Abstract

This study of hunting and poaching, both of which played significant roles in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, explores symbolic and covert forms of protest, and adds to the knowledge of the interaction between aristocratic and popular culture in early-modern England. Deer hunting was an integral part of aristocratic and gentry culture. It afforded not only recreation, but also served as a symbolic substitute for war and rebellion. Deer hunting provided the occasion for adolescent rites of passage, displays of power and feats of daring, the pursuit of aristocratic feuds, ... More

Keywords: hunting, poaching, protest, aristocratic culture, popular culture, deer-hunting, recreation, rites of passage, game laws

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203247
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203247.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger B. Manning, author
Cleveland State University