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The royal hunt in Eurasian history

Author: Thomas T Allsen
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2006.
Series: Encounters with Asia
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

From antiquity to the nineteenth century, the royal hunt was a vital component of the political cultures of the Middle East, India, Central Asia, and China.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas T Allsen
ISBN: 0812239261 9780812239263
OCLC Number: 469746543
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 329-393.
Description: 1 v. (X-406 p.) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface1. Hunting Histories-World Histories and the World of Animals-Pursuing Protein-Pursuing Profit-Pursuing Power-This Hunting History2. Field and Stream-Who Hunted?-Where Did They Hunt?-How Often Did They Hunt?-How Did They Hunt?-On What Scale Did They Hunt?3. Parks-The Paradise and Its Antecedents-Hunting Parks at the Core and on the Periphery-Hunting Parks in East Asia-The Purposes of Paradise4. Partners -Animals Assistants-Dogs-Birds-Elephants-Cats5. Administration-Hunting Establishments-Success and Safety-Careers-Costs6. Conservation-Killing and Sparing-Game Management-Cultural Constraints-Species Endangered-Natural Attitudes7. A Measure of Men-Hunting and Hierarchy-Princely Virtues-Courting Danger-Publicizing Prowess8. Political Animals-Power of Animals-Power over Animals9. Legitimation-Animals and Ideology-Threat-Animal Control Officer-State and Nature10. Circulation -On the Road-Pursuing Pleasure-Favors-The Court Out-of-Doors11. Intimidation-Initiating Warriors-Imitating War-Intimating War-Initiating War12. Internationalization-Traffic in Animals-Dogs-Birds-Elephants-Cats-Traffic in Trainers13. Conclusions-History Wide-History DeepNotesAbbreviations and SourcesModern ScholarshipIndexAcknowledgments
Series Title: Encounters with Asia
Responsibility: Thomas T. Allsen.
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