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The Culture of the Horse: Status, Discipline, and Identity in the Early Modern World
This volume fills an important gap in the analysis of early modern history and culture by reintroducing scholars to the significance of the horse. A more complete grasp of the role of horses and horsemanship is absolutely crucial to our understanding of the early modern world. Each chapter in this collection provides a snapshot of how that tapestry of images, objects, ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published March 2nd 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan
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A collection of chapters discussing a variety of topics, such as horses as a cultural and literary metaphor, the changes in the theory of horse training and riding, development of studbooks and breeds, international trade of horses, and, in one very specific chapter, the significance of catalogues of bits.