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Hunting and Hunting Reserves in Medieval Scotland

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"Originally the word forest usually meant, not an area of woodland, but a hunting reserve, a meaning which survives in the deer forests of Scotland to this day. How did the idea of forests of hunting reserves reach Scotland? What rights did the owner of a hunting reserve possess? Within these forests how did the king and his magnates hunt? What effect did these hunting reserves have on the people who lived within and around them?

Dr Gilbert examines these and other questions in this study of hunting and hunting reserves in medieval Scotland. He traces the spread of forests from their creation in seventh-century Europe to their arrival in Scotland. He shows that in the reserves the king or his barons controlled not only hunting but also grazing, wood-cutting and building. The continuity of pre-norman and post-norman Scotland is revealed in the methods of hunting and in the hunting rights of the common people and of those barons who did not possess reserves.

The restrictions which the forests placed in land use, poaching, and the preservation of the reserves against the economic needs of the people are discussed and there is a full critical edition of the Forest Law, both in Latin and translation."

The book has three appendices, extensive notes, a glossary, a bibliography and an index.

Book pages are in fine condition. There is some dirt on the page edges.
The green hardback cover has gold lettering on the spine and is in very good condition.
The uncut dustcover has some scratches but is in good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Gilbert, John M
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1979, First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0859760308
ISBN-13:
9780859760300
Number of pages:
447
Publisher:
John Donald Publishers Ltd.
Title:
Hunting and Hunting Reserves in Medieval Scotland

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"Originally the word forest usually meant, not an area of woodland, but a hunting reserve, a meaning which survives in the deer forests of Scotland to this day. How did the idea of forests of hunting reserves reach Scotland? What rights did the owner of a hunting reserve possess? Within these forests how did the king and his magnates hunt? What effect did these hunting reserves have on the people who lived within and around them?

Dr Gilbert examines these and other questions in this study of hunting and hunting reserves in medieval Scotland. He traces the spread of forests from their creation in seventh-century Europe to their arrival in Scotland. He shows that in the reserves the king or his barons controlled not only hunting but also grazing, wood-cutting and building. The continuity of pre-norman and post-norman Scotland is revealed in the methods of hunting and in the hunting rights of the common people and of those barons who did not possess reserves.

The restrictions which the forests placed in land use, poaching, and the preservation of the reserves against the economic needs of the people are discussed and there is a full critical edition of the Forest Law, both in Latin and translation."

The book has three appendices, extensive notes, a glossary, a bibliography and an index.

Book pages are in fine condition. There is some dirt on the page edges.
The green hardback cover has gold lettering on the spine and is in very good condition.
The uncut dustcover has some scratches but is in good condition.

Author(s):
Gilbert, John M
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1979, First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0859760308
ISBN-13:
9780859760300
Number of pages:
447
Publisher:
John Donald Publishers Ltd.
Title:
Hunting and Hunting Reserves in Medieval Scotland

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