The Medieval Horse and its Equipment, c.1150-1450 by John Clark

By John Clark

Лошади играли жизненно важную роль в средневековой жизни, будь то рыцарский конь или вьючное животное. В последние годы при раскопках в Лондоне найдено много предметов, и не удивительно, что многие из них связаны с лошадьми.
Авторы книги, написанной под руководством Джона Кларка, куратора отдела средневековья в Историческом музее города Лондона, рассматривают роль лошади в средневековой жизни, рассказывают об их повседневном применении, о том, как лошади выглядели в то время, и подробно рассматривают различные предметы конской экипировки: упряжь, подковы и т.д., а также шпоры, предметы ухода за лошадью и др.Издание богато иллюстрировано и содержит большое количество рисунков и фотографий.

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Whether knight's charger or beast of burden, horses performed an important position in medieval lifestyles. The wealth of medieval reveals excavated in London in recent times has, now not strangely, integrated many gadgets linked to horses. This catalogue illustrates and discusses over 400 such gadgets, between them harness, horseshoes, spurs and curry combs, from the utilitarian to hugely ornamental items. London served by way of horse site visitors comes vividly in view. The introductory bankruptcy attracts on old in addition to archaeological resources to contemplate the position of the pony in medieval London. It appears on the expense of horses and the prices of retaining them, the hiring of 'hackneys' for using, using carts in and round London, and the paintings of the 'marshal' or farrier. It discusses the facts for the scale of medieval horses and features a survey of unearths of medieval horse skeletons from London. It solutions the main questions, how huge a 'Great Horse' used to be, and why it took 3 horses to tug a cart. a brand new advent to this variation presents an replace on examine and a supplementary bibliography. this can be a uncomplicated paintings of reference for archaeologists and people learning medieval artefacts, and soaking up examining for everybody drawn to the historical past of the pony and its use via humankind. JOHN CLARK is Curator (Medieval) on the Museum of London.

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