The Horse

From Arabia to Royal Ascot



ISBN: 9780714111834 Categories: ,

John Curtis, Nigel Tallis


Published to accompany the exhibition at the British Museum in 2012, this beautifully illustrated book celebrates 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 circa 3500BC to the present day, this book explores how entire peoples and cultures have been characterized by the horse and its central role in society, in peace and war, in mythology and literature. Featured are 200 stunning images ranging from north Arabian rock drawings to European watercolours, illuminating how the horse represents the history of civilization itself.

Additional information

Weight 1510 g
Dimensions 25 x 28 cm
Publisher name The British Museum Press
Publication date 19 July 2012
Number of pages 268
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 25 x 28 cm
Weight 1510 g


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