Le cacce dei re si trasformarono in seguito in momenti di esibizione della magnificenza degli apparati delle corti divenendo prevalentemente lussuose escursioni nelle grandi riserve popolate di selvaggina, esibizioni compiaciute, soprattutto in presenza di ospiti di alto rango, di superbe mute di cani, di sapienti capicaccia, di cacciatori provetti. R il Pal. XIII, ornato di pregevoli miniature che si devono alla cura di re Manfredi, e una sua copia assai tarda della fine del sec. XVI , il ms. Il ms. Il problema resta aperto in quanto esso non trova soluzione neppure nella redazione "lunga" del trattato.
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The work is divided into six books:  Book I: The general habits and structure of birds Book II: Birds of prey, their capture and training Book III: The different kinds of lures and their use Book IV: Hunting cranes with the gerfalcon Book V: Hunting herons with the saker falcon Book VI: Hunting water-birds with smaller falcons Manuscripts containing six books[ edit ] Surviving manuscripts fall into two groups: those that include all six books and those that include only the first two.
The text is split in two columns each containing 47 lines. The two prologues and each of the six books begin with a miniature initial. On the first page there is a dedication to "M.
In a letter dating from — addressed to Charles I of Anjou , the Milanese merchant Guilielmus Bottatus offered to sell two large volumes that had once belonged to Frederick II. The volumes are described as containing text discussing dogs, falcons and their diseases.
This manuscript contains additions made by Manfred, which are all clearly marked in the beginning by notations such as "Rex", "Rex Manfredus" or "addidit Rex". Wood and F. It is a scientific book, approaching the subject from Aristotle, whom he likes to contradict. At the same time it is a scholastic book, minute and almost mechanical in its divisions and subdivisions. He was also familiar with De Scientia Venandi per Aves, a treatise by the Arab falconer Moamyn which was translated into Latin at his court by Master Theodore of Antioch, and much copied.
It also includes figures of Frederick in a Byzantine pose and another, possibly of Manfred.
De arte venandi cum avibus
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