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"He Cannot Be a Gentleman Which Loveth Not Hawking and Hunting"

Title: "He Cannot Be a Gentleman Which Loveth Not Hawking and Hunting": Reading Early Modern English Hunting Treatises as Courtesy Books.
Name(s): Lee, Karen A. Kaiser, author
Boehrer, Bruce T., professor directing thesis
Vitkus, Daniel, committee member
Warren, Nancy Bradley, committee member
Department of English, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The nobility of the Renaissance era enjoyed an elaborate form of hunting, called par force, which involved many horses, dogs, and huntsmen and offered many opportunities for social display. Par force hunting came with a set of ritualized actions and its own unique vocabulary. English monarchs, especially James I, instituted regulations on who could participate based on social status. As the higher social echelons became more permeable, and hunting remained the recreation of choice for those of elevated status, this turned the sport into a skill necessary for those new to the court. This study looks at early modern English hunting manuals to examine how they functioned as courtesy literature for those newly admitted to higher levels of society, examining the rhetorical and instructional techniques employed in early modern English hunting treatises to ascertain similarities between to two types of books.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3363 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of English in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2007.
Date of Defense: August 24, 2006.
Keywords: Courtesy Books, Instruction Manuals, Conduct Manuals, Hunting Manuals, Hunting, Early Modern
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Bruce T. Boehrer, Professor Directing Thesis; Daniel Vitkus, Committee Member; Nancy Bradley Warren, Committee Member.
Subject(s): English literature
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Owner Institution: FSU