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    The Horse in the Ancient World (Hardback) By (author) Ann Hyland

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    DescriptionLong before the discovery of the wheel, horses played an essential role in the life of man. From agriculture, to transportation, to warfare, all major civilizations for which we have written records depended upon this magnificent creature. A prolific author and professional horse trainer, Hyland explores the vital role that the horse has played in the progress of humankind on a global scale. Images from documentary, archaeological, and literary sources supplement the text. While the ancient world was vast and varied, the presence of the horse formed a common thread in many diverse regions. From the Hittites to Persia to the Seleukid Kingdom in Mesopotamia, in Egypt, Thrace, Rome, Byzantium, Arabia, and Scythia, horses contributed to economic prosperity and played a part in technological advancement. Hyland also considers their presence in the Steppe, among the Hun tribes, in China, and among the early Celts. Her vivid account, which ranges from c. 1350 BC to c. 640 AD, will inform and entertain.

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    The Horse in the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ann Hyland
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    ISBN 13: 9780275981143
    ISBN 10: 0275981142

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC E4L: PET
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.4
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB, WNGH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Ingram Subject Code: PT
    Libri: I-PT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: PET006000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190
    DC22: 636.1/00935
    LC classification: SF284.M628 H96 2003
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 636.100935
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 636.100935
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    Edition statement
    English ed.
    Imprint name
    Praeger Publishers Inc
    Publication date
    30 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    ?[T]he Horse in the Ancient World illustrates the importance of the horse in history during the period of time between 2300 and 300BC....Written to educate as well as entertain, the book also includes maps and lists of rules for the time periods covered....Recommended for anyone interested in the role of the horse in ancient history.?-E-Streams