From the Deer to the Fox: The Hunting Transition and the Landscape, 1600-1850 (Explorations in Local and Regional Histo)

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Between the 17th and 19th centuries, the sport of hunting was transformed: the principal prey changed from deer to fox, and the methods of pursuit were revolutionized. Questioning the traditional explanation of the hunting transition—namely that change in the landscape led to a decline of the deer population—this book explores the terrain of Northamptonshire during that time period and seeks alternative justifications. Arguing that the many changes that hunting underwent in England were directly related to the transformation of the hunting horse, this in-depth account demonstrates how the near-thoroughbred horse became the mount of choice for those who hunted in the shires. This book shows how, quite literally, the thrill of the chase drove the hunting transition.

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Book Description University of Hertfordshire Press, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries the sport of hunting was transformed. The principal prey changed from deer to fox, and the methods of pursuit were revolutionised. The traditional explanation of the hunting transition has aligned it with change in the landscape: disappearing woodland and increased enclosure led to decline of the deer population. Attention turned to the fox out of necessity. This book questions the traditional account by looking at the landscape of Northamptonshire. The county contained the archetypal landscapes of both the old and the new forms of hunting; if landscape-driven change could be detected anywhere, it should be there. Northamptonshire had three royal forests. Where such forests had once been the prime hunting grounds, by the nineteenth century this mantle was worn by the grassland of the shires . The elite hunted the fox in Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire grassland; to hunt anywhere else was to hunt in the provinces . The wooded landscape of Northamptonshire forest had not disappeared when foxhunting gained the ascendancy, however, and it still supported a deer population. An alternative explanation for the hunting transition must be sought, then. The major pleasure to be gained from the pursuit of the deer was observing the skill of the hounds, while the major pleasure to be gained from modern fox hunting was the thrill of a fast gallop across country. If seventeenth-century hunting was about the hound, then nineteenth-century hunting was about the horse. Woodland was not the landscape for a horseback pursuit at breakneck speed; the defining feature of the shires landscape was mile after mile of grass to gallop across. The earlier landscape survived, but was no longer what was required. The book argues that the many changes that hunting underwent in this period were directly related to the transformation of the hunting horse. The near-thoroughbred horse became the mount of choice for those who hunted in the shires. The fast horse, the fast hound, and the fast prey came together with the availability of extensive rolling pasture. It was, quite literally, the thrill of the chase that drove the hunting transition. Bookseller Inventory # AAO9781909291041

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