The Huntress in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
DS Brewer 2009
9781843842026   Product Code: 98810
Hunting - for sport, food and raw materials - was one of the most important social and economic activities of the Middle Ages, but the paucity of written evidence about women's involvement has obscured their active role in hunting and hawking (and sometimes poaching). In this groundbreaking study Richard Almond examines a range of artistic depictions and court records, which reveal clearly that women from all ranks of society were involved, both alongside men and on their own. Foreword by Terry Jones.