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The Horse Book: Horses of Historical Distinction

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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 24 Aug 2017

Hardworking, swift, loyal and capable of great heroism, horses have been our constant companions for thousands of years. Using stunning illustrations, The Horse Book pairs famous historical figures with their faithful mounts including: Alexander the Great's beloved steed at whose death he dedicated the city of Alexandria Bucephala; the cruel Roman emperor Caligula who made his horse a consul; the brave horses in the First World War; and horses of famous figures from El Cid to Napoleon. This is the perfect gift for the horse lover - a guide to the role of horses in history and the people who rode them.

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ISBN-13: 9781784422271
ISBN-10: 1784422274
Pagini: 144
Dimensiuni: 140 x 140 x 19 mm
Greutate: 0.27 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Shire Publications
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


The success of the play and film adaptations of War Horse has raised the profile of the role of horses in war, and this book expands on this, providing the truth behind these stories.

Notă biografică

Kathleen Walker-Meikle is the author of The Dog Book and The Cat Book, Medieval Pets, Medieval Cats and Medieval Dogs. She was awarded her PhD in History at University College London and is currently continuing her research into animals in the Middle Ages.