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Fishers' craft and lettered art : tracts on fishing from the end of the Middle Ages

Author: Richard C Hoffmann
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©1997.
Series: Toronto medieval texts and translations, 12.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An edition and translation of three late medieval tracts on fishing: "How to Catch a Fish" (Heidelberg, 1493); "Tegernsee Fishing Advice" (Bavaria, ca. 1500); and "Dialogue Between a Hunter and a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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History
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Livres numériques
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
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Hoffmann, Richard C. (Richard Charles), 1943-
Fishers' craft and lettered art.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1997
(DLC) 98100670
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Hoffmann
ISBN: 144267492X 9781442674929 9780802008695 0802008690
OCLC Number: 244768841
Language Note: Includes original texts and English translations of Wie man Fisch und Vögel fahen soll, Tegernseer Angel- und Fischbüchlein, and Dialogo que agora se hazia ...
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 403 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: ""CONTENTS""; ""LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS""; ""ABOUT THE CITATIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS""; ""PREFACE""; ""Introduction""; ""The origins of angling?""; ""An English version""; ""Continental fragments""; ""Listening for ordinary voices""; ""Popular oral culture""; ""Literacy in medieval Europe""; ""Vernacular literacy""; ""Cultural effects of print""; ""Writing along cultural margins""; ""Economies and ecologies""; ""Eating fish""; ""Regional fish communities""; ""Aquatic habitats""; ""Food webs""; ""Notes""; ""1 The Heidelberg Booklet of 1493 and the Market for Information"" ""The making of a how-to manual""""From 1498 to 1493: The historian as detective""; ""Environment and economy along the Rhine""; ""Technology and culture in Köbel's booklet""; ""Voices of popular experience""; ""A veneer of learning""; ""Magic, popular and learned""; ""Empiricism""; ""Curious consequences of print""; ""Printers and their products""; ""Uses of print: High culture""; ""Uses of print: Popular culture""; ""Notes""; ""2 'How to Catch Fish' [Heidelberg, 1493]""; ""Introductory note""; ""Text and translation""; ""Notes to the translation"" ""3 A Collection of Popular Wisdom from Tegernsee Abbey""""A scribal artefact""; ""Fish dinners for monks""; ""Date and connections""; ""In regional popular culture""; ""Peasant society and economy""; ""Speaking of experience""; ""A family of 'oral texts'""; ""Alpine and Danubian ecologies""; ""With hook and trap""; ""Angling tackle and techniques""; ""The feathered hook""; ""Traps""; ""Whose methods?""; ""Notes""; ""4 'Tegernsee Fishing Advice, ' ca 1500""; ""Introductory note""; ""Text and translation""; ""Notes to the translation"" ""5 Literary Performance and the Fisher's Sport in Basurto's Dialogo""""Fernando Basurto's literary art""; ""Service and reward""; ""Shared knowledge""; ""Two characters debate hunting and fishing""; ""A literary dialogue""; ""Characters""; ""Hunting vs fishing""; ""The didactic tract within""; ""Local knowledge""; ""Spanish angling techniques""; ""Qualities of mind""; ""Notes""; ""6 Fernando Basurto 'Dialogue between a Hunter and a Fisher' Zaragoza, 1539""; ""Introductory note""; ""Text and translation""; ""Notes to the translation""; ""7 Letters, Craft, and Mind"" ""Forms and functions of early writing on fishing""""Simple recipes, memoranda, and tracts""; ""Ordered treatises, private and public""; ""Written forms and social purposes""; ""The fishers' craft""; ""Ecologies, near and far""; ""Techniques""; ""Ways of thinking""; ""Sources of power and knowledge""; ""Information and idea""; ""Reflection""; ""Texts, contexts, and beyond""; ""Notes""; ""Epilogue: Looking Back to England""; ""Notes""; ""APPENDICES""; ""1. Some Fishes of European Fresh Waters""; ""2. Previous Modern Editions of and Commentaries on the Fish-Catching Tracts""; ""BIBLIOGRAPHY""
Series Title: Toronto medieval texts and translations, 12.
Responsibility: Richard C. Hoffmann.
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