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The Resource The horse in the ancient world : from Bucephalus to the Hippodrome, Carolyn Willekes

The horse in the ancient world : from Bucephalus to the Hippodrome, Carolyn Willekes

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The horse in the ancient world : from Bucephalus to the Hippodrome
Title
The horse in the ancient world
Title remainder
from Bucephalus to the Hippodrome
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Willekes
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The domestication of the horse in the fourth millennium BC altered the course of mankind's future. Formerly a source only of meat, horses now became the prime mode of fast transport as well as a versatile weapon of war. Carolyn Willekes traces the early history of the horse through a combination of equine iconography, literary representations, fieldwork and archaeological theory. She explores the ways in which horses were used in the ancient world, whether in regular cavalry formations, harnessed to chariots, as a means of reconnaissance, in swift and deadly skirmishing (such as by Scythian archers) or as the key mode of mobility. Establishing a regional typology of ancient horses - Mediterranean, Central Asian and Near Eastern - the author discerns within these categories several distinct sub-types. Explaining how the physical characteristics of each type influenced its use on the battlefield - through grand strategy, singular tactics and general deployment - she focuses on Egypt, Persia and the Hittites, as well as Greece and Rome. This is the most comprehensive treatment yet written of the horse in antiquity
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Willekes, Carolyn
Dewey number
900
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
SF283
LC item number
.W566 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Library of Classical Studies
Series volume
10
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horses
  • Domestication
  • Human-animal relationships
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Domestication
  • Horses
  • Human-animal relationships
Label
The horse in the ancient world : from Bucephalus to the Hippodrome, Carolyn Willekes
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: horses and humans -- Methodology -- The horse -- Prehistoric horses -- The ancient horse types -- The military horse -- The sport horse -- Conclusion: riding into history
Control code
975999854
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786720092
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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1000988
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)975999854
Label
The horse in the ancient world : from Bucephalus to the Hippodrome, Carolyn Willekes
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: horses and humans -- Methodology -- The horse -- Prehistoric horses -- The ancient horse types -- The military horse -- The sport horse -- Conclusion: riding into history
Control code
975999854
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786720092
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1000988
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)975999854

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