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Medieval Warhorse: Origin, Development and Redevelopment [Hardcover]

R. H. C. Davis
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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd (13 Mar 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500251029
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500251027
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 15.4 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 836,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A study and history of the horse bred especially for warfare.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book on warhorses 19 Mar 2002
By A Customer
This book is a one of a kind. I recently wrote a dissertation on medieval warhorses and I found this book a life-saver. It gives a good overview of the warhorse throughout the middle ages, as well as a detailed account of horse breeding.
A must have for this topic!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Medieval Warhorse: Origin, Development and Redevelopment 12 Dec 1999
By A Customer - Published on
While some of Davies information is accurate, and his facts are interesting (for example Richard I capturing 200 horses from a battle, most of them wearing armor), his theory and discussion of the "great horse" and size does not hold water. He mentions that the warhorse grew up to 18 hands, and has no good facts to back this up, and there has been research since to prove his theories wrong. Definately worth the read, but must be taken with a few grains (or shaker) of salt.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little book, could use more photos & art 15 Feb 2009
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This is an informative book written from a well researched point of view. The author clearly has knowledge of horses in general and that is a big help. I do wish this book had more illustrations!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Details the evolution of the Medieval Warhorse 16 Sep 1998
By Melody D. Snow - Published on
According to THE MEDIEVAL WARHORSE, there was no set horse type through the entire period. Instead, type was chosen based on the weapons/armor used at the time. Thus, as armor grew heavier, warhorses grew bigger. In addition to tracing this evolution, this book includes information on knights' training, period veterinary medicine, and important trainers of the period. A detailed notes section allows the reader to do further research as desired.
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