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    The horse: from Arabia to Royal Ascot

    SKU: cmc11834

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    A book looking at the history of horses around the world.

    Richly illustrated with over 200 colour images, this title explores the central role that horses have played in the history of civilisation, in travel, agriculture, sport and war, and examines their representation in art, mythology and literature.

    Published to accompany a major exhibition at the British Museum from 24 May – 30 September 2012. Pictured second is the slipcase edition.

    More about this title

    In the Ancient Near East, and in Egypt and the Mediterranean world, horses were used to pull wheeled vehicles, chariots, carts and wagons from at least the third millennium BC. As travel is one of the defining features of human development, so the history of the horse is the history of civilisation itself.

    This title is a beautifully illustrated celebration of the relationship between horses and humans through the ages, revealing the immense influence of horses on human history from the domestication of the Arabian horse in c.3500 BC to the present day.


    Product code: cmc11834
    Exhibition: The horse
    Title: The horse
    Subtitle: From Arabia to Royal Ascot
    Author: John Curtis
    ISBN: Hardback: 9780714111858
    Format: Hardback edition
    Number of pages: 192 pages
    Size: 279mm x 248mm
    llustrations: 200 colour
    Weight: 1.515kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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