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Becoming centaur : eighteenth-century masculinity and English horsemanship / Monica Mattfeld.

Author/Creator:
Mattfeld, Monica, 1982- author.
Publication:
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2017]
Series:
Animalibus ; v. 9.
Animalibus: of animals and cultures ; vol. 9
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 276 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Horsemanship -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Horsemen and horsewomen -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Human-animal relationships -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Masculinity -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Horsemanship
Horsemen and horsewomen.
Human-animal relationships
Masculinity.
England.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Explores the history of horse-human relationships over the long eighteenth century, and how these relationships in turn influenced performances of gender. Examines the agential influence of horses in their riders' lives, horses on stage and the early circus, and the politicization of human-animal being"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
William Cavendish and Hobbesian horsemanship
Riding houses and polite equestrianism
Astley's amphitheatre
Henry William Bunbury and the mock manuals of horsemanship.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780271075778
0271075775
OCLC:
959698355
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