The Italian Tradition of Equestrian Art

Author: Giovanni Battista Tomassini
ISBN: 9780933316386
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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At the mid-point of the sixteenth century, a Neapolitan gentleman, Federico Grisone, published, for the first time, a printed book about the art of training the horse "for the use of war" and on the secrets to "emend his defects." The work was a huge and immediate success and was soon emulated by other authors. The new literary genre of equestrian treatises was thus born and its tradition, with ups and downs, became alive and remains vital up to this day. It is no coincidence that this first work was printed in Italy because, between the fifteenth and sixteenth century, it was in that country that a new culture of the court, in which horse riding had a key role was developed. During this time, Italian riding masters were sought out by the members of European courts. The scions of the European aristocracy ventured to Italy to perfect their skill in the art of riding with renowned masters. Following the thread of equestrian treatises, this book traces the history of Italian and European equitation, recounting the rich cultural implications, the evolution of the techniques, and the many connections with the great events of European history. It is a story full of characters surrounded by an aura of legendary skill, of disputes between opposing schools, and of memorable deeds. It is a story that goes from the sixteenth century up to the early twentieth century, when again an Italian, Federico Caprilli, revolutionized the riding world, creating the jumping technique still in use today. This volume is populated with reproductions of paintings and frescos from the period and illustrations from the surveyed texts. A fascinating read, belonging in any serious rider's library. Giovanni Battista Tomassini is a journalist and researcher in the field of literature and history. He is a published author and is also the author of the blog dedicated to the equestrian culture and in particular to the tradition of the Italian Renaissance treatises.

Interspecies Interactions

Author: Sarah Cockram
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351612638
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Interspecies Interactions surveys the rapidly developing field of human-animal relations from the late medieval and early modern eras through to the mid-Victorian period. By viewing animals as authentic and autonomous historical agents who had a real impact on the world around them, this book concentrates on an under-examined but crucial aspect of the human-animal relationship: interaction. Each chapter provides scholarly debate on the methods and challenges of the study of interspecies interactions, and together they offer an insight into the part that humans and animals have played in shaping each other’s lives, as well as encouraging reflection on the directions that human-animal relations may yet take. Beginning with an exploration of Samuel Pepys’ often emotional relationships with the many animals that he knew, the chapters cover a wide range of domestic, working, and wild animals and include case studies on carnival animals, cattle, dogs, horses, apes, snakes, sharks, invertebrates. These case studies of human-animal interactions are further brought to life through visual representation, by the inclusion of over 20 images within the book. From ‘sleeve cats’ to lion fights, Interspecies Interactions encompasses a broad spectrum of relationships between humans and animals. Covering topics such as use, emotion, cognition, empire, status, and performance across several centuries and continents, it is essential reading for all students and scholars of historical animal studies.

Les chevaux de l imaginaire universel aux enjeux prospectifs pour les territoires

Author: Éric Leroy du Cardonnoy
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Caen
ISBN: 2841338649
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Faisant suite au colloque de Cerisy, « Les chevaux : de l’imaginaire universel aux enjeux prospectifs pour les territoires » (du 17 au 22 mai 2014), cet ouvrage fait l’hypothèse que les fonctions traditionnelles du cheval et ses nouveaux usages peuvent contribuer à un développement plus durable des territoires. Depuis qu’il a été domestiqué, le cheval et son rôle au sein de la société humaine ont varié, s’adaptant aux évolutions économiques, sociétales et technologiques. Parallèlement, le statut du cheval ainsi que sa relation à l’homme se sont transformés à mesure que le nombre et la qualité des usagers changeaient. Bien qu’il ait longtemps semblé voué à la disparition, le cheval resurgit aujourd’hui comme l’agent d’un nouveau regard sur la société et ses enjeux, tant économiques que sociétaux. Moment de réflexion et d’analyse de la pérennité de l’imaginaire du cheval et des défis à relever aujourd’hui, ce recueil propose un tour d’horizon de la place du cheval dans notre société contemporaine et montre comment il est possible de concilier activité économique viable et contribution sociétale dans le domaine de l’aménagement du territoire, du développement humain et du lien social.

K nig des Windes

Author: Marguerite Henry
ISBN: 9783401063317
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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