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They Rode Into Europe - The Fruitful Exchange in the Arts of Horsemanship Between East and West

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While the average history book is full of dates and events, or battles and inventions, such books are generally penned by pedestrians who lack the equestrian insight necessary to accurately comprehend, study and comment on the impact Central Asian mounted culture had on the development of European society. Yet this remarkable book combines the academic excellence of two of ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published May 5th 2007 by Long Riders' Guild Press (first published 1973)
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Mar 31, 2016 Dark-Draco rated it liked it
I have read a lot of 'horses in history' type of books, as they completely fascinate me. This one had the distinction of being written from the Eastern Europe point of view (huns and hussars), rather than the Western Europe, (knights and cavaliers), type of history.

I learned quite a bit - some of it surprising (like the English word 'ogre' comes from the mispronunciation of the old Hungarian word for hussar or hun). The author is obviously passionate about tracing the history of horsemanship and
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