Talk:Medieval hunting

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Former good article Medieval hunting was one of the good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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June 24, 2005 Featured article candidate Not promoted
August 26, 2006 Good article reassessment Delisted
Did You Know A fact from this article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Did you know?" column on May 11, 2005.
Current status: Delisted good article

This article appeared att DYK, 11 May 2005[edit]

11 May 2005[edit]

  • 09:49, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

"Virgin and Unicorn" , fresco by Domenichino, 1602

old comments[edit]

Should there be some mention of hunting accidents and things like that? I mean, off the top of my head, William Rufus and John II Comnenus were killed in hunting accidents, so the hunt can be very important in the line of succession, for example. I'm not sure how to fit that in, or if it is necessary at all. Adam Bishop 20:35, 8 May 2005 (UTC)

  • Good point. There's a whole literature on the William Rufus incident not really being an accident as well. Eixo 20:56, 8 May 2005 (UTC)

Are there any books, tales, plays or films which have scenes set during a medieval hunt which could be discussed? Further, could we define where in Europe this was practiced? I assume Great Britain and Franco-Germanic states, what about Spain, Italy and Greece, or Scandinavia? If so, did it play the same social rôle, was the same emphasis put on it? --Oldak Quill 23:36, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

  • Can't think of any novels or movies where this plays a significant part. One thing that could be included though, is some examples of how hunting features in contemporary literature, maybe in the 'Symbolism' section where I've already hinted at it. As for geographical variation, the medieval court culture was quite international, and hunting would be carried out in much the same way all over Europe (except for that the availability of the game of course would dictate hunting patterns). As always when speaking of 'Medieval Europe', the extreme northern and eastern fringes prevent any absolute generalisation. Eixo 22:05, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
  • It depends if you want contemporary or modern sources for literature. Chaucer's "The Book of the Duchess" is framed by a hunt, "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" also features a hunt. In both cases the hunt is metaphorical, but I don't see too much point in discussing them in any great length in this article. Rje 01:02, May 11, 2005 (UTC)

Edit by[edit]

Edit by (expansion ; organize; copyedit) was by me. Stbalbach 22:41, 19 May 2005 (UTC)

Delisted GA[edit]

This article did not go through the current GAN nomination process. Looking at the article as is, it fails on criteria 2b of the GA quality standards. Although references are provided, the citation of sources is essential for verifiability. Most Good Articles use inline citations. I would recommend that this be fixed, to reexamine the article against the GA quality standards, and to submit the article through the nomination process. --RelHistBuff 10:13, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

I'd like to do that, but it would maybe be best if someone else could put up 'citation needed' tags where appropriate, and I could then try to ameliorate the problem. Eixo 19:15, 26 August 2006 (UTC)