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The Resource Farewell to the horse : the final century of our relationship, Ulrich Raulff ; translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

Farewell to the horse : the final century of our relationship, Ulrich Raulff ; translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

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Farewell to the horse : the final century of our relationship
Title
Farewell to the horse
Title remainder
the final century of our relationship
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Ulrich Raulff ; translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
'A beautiful and thoughtful exploration of the role of the horse in creating our world' James Rebanks'Scintillating, exhilarating ... you have never read a book like it ... a new way of considering history' ObserverThe relationship between horses and humans is an ancient, profound and complex one. For millennia horses provided the strength and speed that humans lacked. How we travelled, farmed and fought was dictated by the needs of this extraordinary animal. And then, suddenly, in the 20th century the links were broken and the millions of horses that shared our existence almost vanished, eking out a marginal existence on race-tracks and pony clubs.Farewell to the Horse is an engaging, brilliantly written and moving discussion of what horses once meant to us. Cities, farmland, entire industries were once shaped as much by the needs of horses as humans. The intervention of horses was fundamental in countless historical events. They were sculpted, painted, cherished, admired; they were thrashed, abused and exposed to terrible danger. From the Roman Empire to the Napoleonic Empire every world-conqueror needed to be shown on a horse. Tolstoy once reckoned that he had cumulatively spent some nine years of his life on horseback
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A scholarly history of the relationship between horses and humans traces their essential roles in early civilization through the transformations of an increasingly mechanized modern world, exploring how horses have been sources of artistic, military and athletic inspiration. Illustrations
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10619881
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NLE
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1950-
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Raulff, Ulrich
Dewey number
636.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Kemp, Ruth Ahmedzai
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True
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  • Horses
  • Horses
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
adult
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a cultural history
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Farewell to the horse : the final century of our relationship, Ulrich Raulff ; translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
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"First published in German by Verlag C. H. Beck oHG Munchen 2015"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-437) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060466692
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 448 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241257609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)988233898
Label
Farewell to the horse : the final century of our relationship, Ulrich Raulff ; translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in German by Verlag C. H. Beck oHG Munchen 2015"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-437) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060466692
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 448 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241257609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)988233898

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