[PDF] ä The Medieval Warhorse: Origin, Development, and Redevelopment | BY ↠ R.H.C. Davis #2020


  • Title: The Medieval Warhorse: Origin, Development, and Redevelopment
  • Author: R.H.C. Davis
  • ISBN: 9780500251027
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The Medieval Warhorse: Origin, Development, and Redevelopment By R.H.C. Davis The medieval knight s single most valuable weapon was his horse Bred specifically for warfare it was expensive to rear, hard to replace, and literally vital to his victory, often to his life The very word chivalry originally meant horsemanship Yet while historians have long studied the knight s armor, they have paid little attention to his horse.What was the medievalThe medieval knight s single most valuable weapon was his horse Bred specifically for warfare it was expensive to rear, hard to replace, and literally vital to his victory, often to his life The very word chivalry originally meant horsemanship Yet while historians have long studied the knight s armor, they have paid little attention to his horse.What was the medieval warhorse Did it come into existence through natural evolution, or was it deliberately created The indigenous horse of North West Europe, where mounted knights are to be found earlier and in greater numbers than in any other part of the medieval world, was no larger than a Shetland pony Yet by the eleventh century someone had discovered how to produce large numbers of horses that were bigger and stronger than any seen before How was this achieved Professor Davis s book provides an answer to this question Starting with a sketch of the development of cavalry warfare in the early Middle Ages, he goes on to consider by which methods selective breeding could be attempted in a pre scientific age, and how those methods were applied to the warhorse in Europe generally and particularly in England He examines the crucial introduction of Arab and Barb horses, and the international trade from specialist areas Spain, Southern Italy, Lombardy He explains how difficult it was to build up a breed, and how quickly it could be lost, through disturbances or a change in policy Finally he shows how and why breeders abandoned the idea of producing great horses and developed a new type which became known as the English Thoroughbred.This pioneering study will enrich the way we see medieval warfare and society, and indeed that most noble and adaptable of animals, the horse.
    R.H.C. Davis
    Ralph Henry Carless Davis 7 October 1918 in Oxford 12 March 1991 in Oxford , always known publicly as R H C Davis, was a British historian and educator specialising in the European Middle Ages He was a leading exponent of strict documentary analysis and interpretation, was keenly interested in architecture and art in history, and was successful at communicating to the public and as a teacher.R.H.C Davis was the son of historian H.W Carless Davis

    The Medieval Warhorse: Origin, Development, and Redevelopment By R.H.C. Davis

    Commentaires:

    Tom
    Short, with emphasis on the nobles who owned them than the horses at times While there was a discussion on horse driven economics, it was to short to truly cover the importance of the horse to medieval society Would have liked expanded sections on veterinary medicine and war horse training techniques.

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