Man and Horse : Four Thousand Years of the Mounted Warrior

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  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 2009-04-01
  • Publisher: The History Press
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Until very recently, the horse has been the decisive factor in determining military success. Showing that the art of warfare from horseback with its culture of mobility has always been at conflict with the urban domesticated culture, this hugely amibitious and fascinating book argues that that tension has created much of the great art and culture of humankind. Great exponents of the art of equestrian warfare discussed here include Alexander the Great, Hannibal, King Arthur, Saladin, the Knights of the Templar, the Reivers of the Scottish Borders, the Mongols, North American Indians, the Confederate forces during the American Civil War, and the Boers. The uses of the horse by highwaymen and figures such as Ned Kelly are also examined.

Author Biography

Andrew Sinclair is the author of several history books, including The Anatomy of Terror; The Better Half, winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize; Rosslyn; and The Sword and the Grail.

Table of Contents

Mapsp. 8
From Asia to King Arthurp. 11
Islam and Normanp. 31
Crusade and Cossackp. 41
The Creation of the Reiversp. 51
Harry and Burnp. 67
Ballads of Circumstancep. 85
The Prickly Pridep. 93
Women of Courage and Circumstancep. 106
Kirk and Destructionp. 118
The Social Banditsp. 134
The American Horsep. 145
The Scotch-Irishp. 159
Warriors into Outlawsp. 169
Print the Legendp. 179
Horse Culturep. 193
Outback and Backlandsp. 203
Commandos and Camelsp. 217
The Machine and the Huntp. 235
Dressagep. 253
Appendixp. 263
Acknowledgementsp. 268
Notesp. 269
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