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The Master of Game

The Master of Game

  • Author: Edward of Norwich
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812200969
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
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The Master of Game is the oldest and most important work on the chase in the English language. Based primarily on Gaston de Foix's Livre de chasse, originally composed in 1387, The Master of Game was written by Edward of Norwich at his leisure between 1406 and 1413, mostly while being held prisoner for having treasonous designs against his cousin, Henry IV. While much of the book is almost an exact translation of de Foix, Edward added five chapters of his own to form the major source for our knowledge of the medieval hunt. The book begins with a description of the nature of popular quarry, such as the hare, deer, and badger, including their behavior, characteristics, and even smells, and then moves to a discussion of various hunting dog breeds and how to train them. The medieval chase was a ritual event, so the book continues with an explanation of the various rules and techniques for a successful hunt, including how food was to be distributed among the hunters, the support persons, and the dogs. Weapons and traps of choice are also described, as well as the different horn calls used for communication. The Master of Game is a unique text for naturalists, hunters, and persons interested in social history. Although hunting is nowadays far removed from most people's experience, it was of major interest in the time of Edward of Norwich for ritual, sport, and, of course, food. Some knowledge of the chase was essential for all persons of medieval times. This edition, the first paperback ever of the original version edited in 1909, includes a hearty foreword by Theodore Roosevelt, who adds some important contextual information about the chase and draws on his own vast hunting experience. A delight to read, even for those who are not keen on the sport, The Master of Game has, as one review exclaimed," all Chaucer's freshness, love of the open sky and fragrant woodland."

The Master of Game

The Master of Game

The Oldest English Book on Hunting

  • Author: Edward
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789354008542
  • Category: History
  • Page: 380
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The Master of Game

The Master of Game

The Oldest English Book on Hunting

  • Author: William A. and F. Baillie-Grohman
  • Publisher: Alpha Edition
  • ISBN: 9789354019210
  • Category: History
  • Page: 380
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The Master of Game

The Master of Game

The Oldest English Book on Hunting

  • Author: William Adolph Baillie-Grohman,Edward,Gaston III Phoebus
  • Publisher: Franklin Classics
  • ISBN: 9780341971641
  • Category:
  • Page: 390
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The Master of Go

The Master of Go

  • Author: Yasunari Kawabata
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030783364X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 208
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Go is a game of strategy in which two players attempt to surround each other’s black or white stones. Simple in its fundamentals, infinitely complex in its execution, Go is an essential expression of the Japanese spirit. And in his fictional chronicle of a match played between a revered and heretofore invincible Master and a younger, more modern challenger, Yasunari Kawabata captured the moment in which the immutable traditions of imperial Japan met the onslaught of the twentieth century. The competition between the Master of Go and his opponent, Otaké, is waged over several months and layered in ceremony. But beneath the game’s decorum lie tensions that consume not only the players themselves but their families and retainers—tensions that turn this particular contest into a duel that can only end in death. Luminous in its detail, both suspenseful and serene, The Master of Go is an elegy for an entire society, written with the poetic economy and psychological acumen that brought Kawabata the Nobel Prize for Literature. Translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker

A treatise on the laws of Game and Inland Fisheries in Ireland

A treatise on the laws of Game and Inland Fisheries in Ireland

  • Author: John FINLAY (Barrister-at-Law)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: N.A
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On Goaltending

On Goaltending

Fundamentals of Netminding by the Master of the Game

  • Author: Jacques Plante
  • Publisher: Montréal : R. Davies Multimedia Publ.
  • ISBN: 9781552070031
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 138
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This new edition provides to the current generation of hockey players and enthusiasts a lesson in home exercise, goaltending equipment, how to play goal, and more.

The Norman Conquest and Beyond

The Norman Conquest and Beyond

  • Author: Frank Barlow
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780907628194
  • Category: History
  • Page: 318
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