They Rode Into Europe - The Fruitful Exchange in the Arts of Horsemanship Between East and West

They Rode Into Europe The Fruitful Exchange in the Arts of Horsemanship Between East and West While the average history book is full of dates and events or battles and inventions such books are generally penned by pedestrians who lack the equestrian insight necessary to accurately comprehend

  • Title: They Rode Into Europe - The Fruitful Exchange in the Arts of Horsemanship Between East and West
  • Author: Miklos Jankovich Anthony Dent
  • ISBN: 9781590482599
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Paperback
  • While the average history book is full of dates and events, or battles and inventions, such books are generally penned by pedestrians who lack the equestrian insight necessary to accurately comprehend, study and comment on the impact Central Asian mounted culture had on the development of European society Yet this remarkable book combines the academic excellence of two ofWhile the average history book is full of dates and events, or battles and inventions, such books are generally penned by pedestrians who lack the equestrian insight necessary to accurately comprehend, study and comment on the impact Central Asian mounted culture had on the development of European society Yet this remarkable book combines the academic excellence of two of the 20th century s leading equestrian experts The result is the astonishing They Rode Into Europe It was written by the famed Hungarian horseman and author, Miklos Jankovich The author, who had access to records in the Magyar language beyond the reach of most Western European researchers, used a vast array of little known historical information to create a coherent, comprehensive and authoritative picture of the relationship between mounted cultures from the earliest times to the late twentieth century The translator, Anthony Dent, was rightly considered to be one of England s finest equestrian scholars This very well known writer on horses supplemented the amply illustrated text with his own interpolations marked as such in those passages which have a special bearing on Britain and North America Together, Jankovich and Dent created an equestrian study of unparalleled importance The history of the world was shaped to a large extent by men on horseback who, because of the animals under them, were able to travel great distances, thus bringing about that exchange of ideas and inventions which is a fundamental requisite of human progress Thanks to the work of these two equestrian academic pioneers, the result of their research in the fields of history, ethnology, archaeology and the study of the horse, is once again available in a readable work which explains how horses played a central role in man s cultural, social, and economic development.

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    1. I have read a lot of 'horses in history' type of books, as they completely fascinate me. This one had the distinction of being written from the Eastern Europe point of view (huns and hussars), rather than the Western Europe, (knights and cavaliers), type of history.I learned quite a bit - some of it surprising (like the English word 'ogre' comes from the mispronunciation of the old Hungarian word for hussar or hun). The author is obviously passionate about tracing the history of horsemanship and [...]

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