| First published as I Signori del Cielo, 1st edition 2003, published by Artiglio Editore, Alessandria. This is an interesting and detailed account of falconry as pursued by the Dukes of Mantua and their court during the Italian Renaissance. |
All known aspects of the subject are covered, as are those areas of everyday life upon which falconry impinged. Many excellent illustrations, of artworks, of contemporary documents and maps.
Translated into English by Valeria Taylor. This new English translation has been revised by David Horobin.
The book “Lords of the Sky” was previewed during the Second Falconry Festival, held at Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates from 10 to 18 December 2011, to celebrate the recognition of falconry as part of humanity’s intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.
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Colour & b/w photographs
Colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: 2011 1st English edition. Artiglio Editore, Alessandria.
Table of Contents
Falconry as Will and as Representation, Giuseppe Pasero
The Most Noble of the Hunting Arts, Alduino Ventimiglia di Monteforte
PREFACE, Giancarlo Malacarne
Note to the English edition of the “I Signori del Cielo”, Patrizia Cimberio
The Prince and Falconry, Symbolism, acquisitions, captures
Raising and Training, An endless story
Following the Falcon’s Flight, Lost raptors, falconry furniture and the literary tradition
Giving as Diplomatic Vehicle, The «do ut des» strategy
Maladies and Cures, Specialised literature
The Spectacle and Recreational aspects of Falconry
Francesco II Gonzaga and the Ottoman Universe, Political relations with the Great Sultan Bajazet
INDEX OF NAME, PLACE AND IMAGES
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