The Culture of the Horse

Status, Discipline, and Identity in the Early Modern World

  • Karen Raber
  • Treva J. Tucker

Part of the Early Modern Cultural Studies book series (EMCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Karen Raber, Treva J. Tucker
      Pages 1-41
  3. Power and Status

  4. Discipline and Control

  5. Identity and Self-Definition

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 351-371

About this book


This volume fills an important gap in the analysis of early modern history and culture by reintroducing scholars to the significance of the horse. A more complete understanding of the role of horses and horsemanship is absolutely crucial to our understanding of the early modern world. Each essay in the collection provides a snapshot of how horse culture and the broader culture - that tapestry of images, objects, structures, sounds, gestures, texts, and ideas - articulate. Without knowledge of how the horse figured in all these aspects, no version of political, material, or intellectual culture in the period can be entirely accurate.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Karen Raber
    • 1
  • Treva J. Tucker
  1. 1.University of MississippiUSA

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