The Mythology of Horses: Horse Legend and Lore Throughout the Ages

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Crown/Archetype, 5 sept. 2012 - 288 pages
An extraordinary collection of myths and facts about horses, their honored place in human history, and the mystique that has surrounded them in cultures around the globe.

Horses have always held a mystical sway over the human imagination; no other creature has inspired the same reverence or cross-cultural fascination. The Mythology of Horses offers a comprehensive look at horse breeds around the world, exploring their heritage, physical attributes, and place in human society, as well as the folklore, popular mythology, and true stories surrounding each breed.

In this evocative, one-of-a-kind reference, folklorists Gerald and Loretta Hausman present stories from breeders, Olympic equestrians, and cowboys, along with tales about famous horse owners from Buffalo Bill to Roy Rogers, Genghis Khan to Napoleon. Vividly capturing the aura that has surrounded horses throughout time, this collection will fascinate horse lovers of all kinds.
 

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THE MYTHOLOGY OF HORSES: Horse Legend and Lore Throughout the Ages

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From the authors of several animal anthologies (Cats of Myth, 2000, etc.), a feeble ode to equines. Hoping to get at the heart of the "secret sharers of our soul," the Hausmans collect legends and ... Consulter l'avis complet

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I could tell you lots of things I didn't like about this book. In some places the facts are wrong. The book badly needed an editor--although supposedly divided into sections by country and horse breed ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Morgan
119
Palomino
129
The Literature of the Horse of North America
135
Spanish Barb
143
Camargue
155
Lipizzan
162
Icelandic Horse
171
Shetland Highland and Welsh
177
Thoroughbred
201
Belgian
211
Andalusian
221
The Literature of the Horse of Europe
225
Paso Fino
235
The Literature of the Horse of South America
245
the Caribbean
246
BIBLIOGRAP1 iy
253

Connemara Pony
187
Clydesdale
195

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GERALD and LORETTA HAUSMAN have coauthored many successful books for children and adults. The Hausmans live in Bokeelia, Florida.

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