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Author Fletcher, John, 1946-

Title Gardens of earthly delight : the history of deer parks / by John Fletcher
Published Oxford, UK ; Oakville, CT : Windgather Press, ©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 284 pages) : illustrations (some color
Contents Carving out the meat : beyond deep history -- Deep history and why hunting matters -- Our natural habitat : glades, groves and parkland -- Elricks and kites, hayes and ha-has -- Paradeisos and classical hunting parks -- East of Eden : Chinese parks and the sons of heaven -- Xanadu and the nomads -- Flowers of the high medieval : how fallow deer came to Britain from the paradise gardens, the Arabic origins of ornamental landscape, and flirtation -- Beautiful and tame : why we chose fallow -- How the deer were hunted in parks : coursing, and venery -- Noli me tangere -- le cerf prive in paradise -- Parks in contention : Forest law, park breaking and poaching -- The Parker's duties : pales, salters and trenches; browse; leaps and creeps; grease and fence months -- Ornament : antithesis of utility, bedfellow of status. Tudor parks and beyond ... -- The restoration and landscape : from ashes to avenues; purgatory to paradise -- The black act : expulsion from paradise -- beyond the pale -- Giving it away : venison as conspicuous consumption, a gift beyond price -- Against the odds -- carted stags and show hunts : British and German attitudes to containing deer for sport -- Castles for deer : from hunting to husbandry ... -- Mounting heads : trophies, monarchs and dictators -- Ecological oases, urban lungs, and venison farms -- Notes -- Terminology of deer and trees
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-276) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Deer farming -- Great Britain -- History
Deer hunting -- Great Britain -- History
Deer -- Great Britain
Game reserves -- Great Britain -- History
Parks -- Great Britain -- History
Wildlife management areas -- Great Britain -- History
Deer farming.
Deer hunting.
Game reserves.
Hjortdjur -- Storbritannien.
Hjorthägn -- historia -- Storbritannien.
Hjortuppfödning -- historia -- Storbritannien.
Jakt -- historia -- Storbritannien.
Parker -- historia -- Storbritannien.
Wildlife management areas.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 129931158X