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Noble brutes : how eastern bloodstock transformed English culture

Author: Donna Landry
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
Series: Animals, history, culture
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This radical reinterpretation of Ottoman and Arab influences on horsemanship and breeding sheds new light on English national identity, as illustrated in such classic works as Jonathan Swift's  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Landry
ISBN: 9780801890284 0801890284
OCLC Number: 488921584
Notes: Introduction. What the Horses Said: An Equine History. Horsemanship in the British Isles before the Eastern Invasion. The Making of the English Hunting Seat. Steal of a Turk: Trafficking in Bloodstock. About a Horse: The Bloody Shouldered Arabian. The Noble Brute: Contradictions in Equine Ideology, East and West. Epilogue. Her Ladyship's Arabian: Aftermaths
Description: 240 s. : ill
Contents: Introduction --
What the Horses Said: An Equine History --
Horsemanship in the British Isles before the Eastern Invasion --
The Making of the English Hunting Seat --
Steal of a Turk: Trafficking in Bloodstock --
About a Horse: The Bloody Shouldered Arabian --
The Noble Brute: Contradictions in Equine Ideology, East and West --
Epilogue --
Her Ladyship's Arabian: Aftermaths.
Series Title: Animals, history, culture
Responsibility: Donna Landry

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This is a fascinating thesis, absorbing in its many insights and detours, and lovingly argued. -- Allan Mallinson * Country Life * Only someone who is both a cultural historian and a devoted horse Read more...

 
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