The Horse as Cultural Icon

The Horse as Cultural Icon

The Real and Symbolic Horse in the Early Modern World

eBook - 2012
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The Early Modern Horse network held the conference The Renaissance Horse, in London during June 2009 to mark retirement of social historian Edwards from Roehampton University. Scholars of history, art history, and literature explore horsemanship and status, horse breeding, and horse-human identities. Among the topics are equestrian iconography and the training of horse, rider, and reader; the legacy of Federico Grisone; the horse in Africa in the 16th and 17th centuries; equine imagery in Shakespeare's Henriad; and the military value of horses and the social value of the horse in early modern England. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Brill USA
In spite of the importance of horses to Western society until comparatively recent times, scholars have paid very little attention to them. This volume helps to redress the balance, emphasizing their iconic appeal as well as their utilitarian functions.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
ISBN: 9789004222427
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 407 pages) : illustrations


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