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The horse through fifty centuries of civilization

Author: Anthony Austen Dent; Julian Hall
Publisher: London : Phaidon Press, 1974.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dent, Anthony Austen.
Horse through fifty centuries of civilization.
London : Phaidon Press, 1974
(OCoLC)595682353
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Austen Dent; Julian Hall
ISBN: 0714815403 9780714815404
OCLC Number: 1257342
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The age of chariots (Chariot training ; Funeral games ; from religion to sport ; The death of Cuchulainn) --
From Greeks to Goths (Xenophon ; Crowned by his horse ; The Parthians ; Natural history ; Roman tactics ; The defeat of Totila) --
Horsemen of the Steppes (Darius and the Scythians ; The Tartar horsemen ; The Western reply) --
Ritual and religion --
The age of chivalry (The Cid ; In the Crusades). Horsemanship as an art --
Dealing and stealing (Buying horses ; Base villany ; The discovery of several tricks and cheats used by jockeys ; To know the age of a horse) --
Eastern and thoroughbred --
The road (The English mail coach ; The Overland Conductor ; Pony Express) --
The frontier --
The horse in the railway age.
Responsibility: presented by Anthony Dent ; [anthology selected by Julian Hall].

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