Raptor on the fist

falconry, its imagery and similar motifs throughout the millennia on a global scale

  • edited by Karl-Heinz Gersmann, Oliver Grimm, Anne-Lise Tropato
  • Advanced studies on the archaeology and history of hunting
  • volume: 2
  • 1. Auflage
  • 29,7 cm x 21,5 cm
  • 1000 pp.
  • 1000 Illustrations
  • Release date: 11.08.2020
  • 978-3-529-01491-8

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Impressionen aus dem Buch (von links nach rechts): Moderne Falknerei. Wanderfalke jagt Triel, eine klassische Falknereibeute auf der Arabischen Halbinsel (Foto M. Williams); Eine klassische, wenn nicht die bekannteste historische Falknereidarstellung überhaupt (19. Jahrhundert, H. Schlegel/A.H.V. van Wulverhorst, Traité de Fauconnerie); Darstellung des dänischen Königs Knud IV (spätes 11. Jahrhundert) als Reiter-Falkner (Umzeichnung).

Das Zentrum für Baltische und Skandinavische Archäologie (ZBSA) in Schleswig legt zusammen mit der New York University Abu Dhabi in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten seinen zweiten Falknerei-Band vor. Das Buch in englischer Sprache richtet sich an Falkner und Falknerinnen, Wissenschaftler und Wissenschaftlerinnen weltweit. Die zwei Teilbände in einem Schuber umfassen zusammen rund 1000 Seiten. Mit beinahe 1000 Abbildungen handelt es sich um den ultimativen Bildband zur Falknereigeschichte und zu verwandten Motiven. Das hat es in dieser Form noch nicht gegeben. Eine kurze Zusammenfassung in deutscher Sprache wird zeitgleich mit Erscheinen des Buchs auf der Webseite des Deutschen Falkenordens veröffentlicht.

Karl-Heinz Gersmann

Karl-Heinz Gersmann, an accomplished car engineer, started at the age of 14 practising the art of falconry flying hawks and falcons both in Europe and Canada over many years. Has been and still is actively holding different official functions in German and international falconry & hunting NGO’s and was closely involved in securing the international UNESCO application to have falconry acknowledged as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, for Germany. Karl-Heinz has built up a significant private collection of historical falconry manuscripts and books.

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Oliver Grimm

Oliver Grimm, since 2008 employed at the Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology (ZBSA) in Schleswig, Germany, focusing mainly on Northern Europe over a period between the 1st and 15th century. Oliver has organised different workshops in cooperation with other academic scholars. Among them one about the hunting history in Northern and Central Europe in general and two workshops specifically covering the subject of falconry with its thousand years of history in all its aspects around the world.

ORCID: 0000-0001-7079-9899

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Anne-Lise Tropato

Anne-Lise Tropato has a PhD in art history. She works at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD, United Arab Emirates) as a Humanities research and teaching fellow for the Arab world. Her main research interests focus on the artistic and cultural history of falconry; it investigates what our human relationship with birds of prey across time and culture reveals about the understanding and the definition of ourselves, our civilizations and our aspirations across a range of ethnic, religious, historical, and geographical differences. She created an academic interdisciplinary course for the cross-cultural exploration and analysis of falconry, which she teaches at NYUAD. She has also published on topics such as intellectual and cultural international relationships in Early Modern times, trans-frontier transmission of artistic models, the analysis of serial imagery, the history of visual imagery, and the history of great collections and collectors.

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