OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words

ISBN : 9780198713654

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¥5,478
著者: 
Jeremy Mynott
ページ
480 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
164 x 242 mm
刊行日
2018年05月
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Birds played an important role in the ancient world: as indicators of time, weather, and seasons; as a resource for hunting, medicine, and farming; as pets and entertainment; as omens and messengers of the gods. Jeremy Mynott explores the similarities and surprising differences between ancient perceptions of the natural world and our own.

目次: 

Birds in the Natural World
1 The Seasons
2 Weather
3 Time
4 Soundscapes
Birds as a Resource
5 Hunting and Fowling
6 Cooking and Eating
7 Farming
Living with Birds
8 Captivity and Domestication
9 Sports and Entertainments
10 Relationships and Responsibilities
Invention and Discovery
11 Wonders: travellers' tales and tall stories
12 Medicine: folklore and science
13 Observation and Enquiry: the beginnings of ornithology
Thinking with Birds
14 Omens and Auguries
15 Magic and Metamorphosis
16 Signs and Symbols
Birds as Intermediaries
17 Fabulous Creatures
18 Messengers and Mediators
19 Mother Earth
20 Epilogue: then and now
Appendix: some bird lists from ancient sources
Biographies of authors quoted
References
Bibliography
Bibliography
Acknowledgements and picture credits

著者について: 

Jeremy Mynott is the author of Birdscapes: Birds in Our Imagination and Experience (2009), a book exploring the variety of human responses to birds, described by reviewers as 'the finest book ever written about why we watch birds' (Guardian) and 'a wonderful rumination on birds and birders through space and time for anyone interested in our relationship with nature' (THES). He has also published an edition and translation of Thucydides in the series, 'Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought' and, more recently, Knowing your Place, an account of the wildlife in a tiny Suffolk hamlet. He has broadcast on radio and television, is a regular reviewer for the TLS and wildlife magazines, a founder member of 'New Networks for Nature', and is the former Chief Executive of Cambridge University Press and an Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge.

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