Год издания: 2007
Издатель: Yale University Press
Количество страниц: 296
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Hunting offers excitement, exhilaration and entertainment, but brings deep social unrest in its wake. The recent battle over the future of hunting was simply the latest such skirmish in a very long line. From the time of the Norman Conquest, when William trampled over common law and landlord's crops alike by declaring that wild animals were royal property, hunting of all kinds has been a source of conflict. It was a driving concern in medieval forest laws, in Magna Carta, in the Puritans' moral crusade and in Charles I's wars with parliaments, as well as in the modern Labour Party. "Blood Sport: Hunting in Britain since 1066"recounts the long and colourful history of hunting in Britain, presenting a fresh perspective on today's issues. At every stage in Britain's history, hunting has been entwined with land and power struggles, class divisions and social mores. "Blood Sport: Hunting in Britain since 1066" explores these large themes, bringing them alive with revelatory...