livre de chasse

What is livre de chasse?

livre de chasse meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

French for “Book of Hunting.” A category of secular medieval manuscript devoted to the subject of hunting for sport, often illustrated with hunting scenes and miniatures of various species of game animal. Hunting manuals were commissioned largely by wealthy aristocrats. The best-known example is the Le Livre de la Chasse composed between 1387 and 1389 by Gaston III (“Phébus”), Count of Foix and Béarn. Click here to page through the Morgan Library‘s copy, bearing the arms of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, which was created in the atelier of the “Master of Bedford” (MS M.1004), or try this exhibition, courtesy of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Synonymous with livre de la chasse.


reference: ABC-CLIO