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Author Mattfeld, Monica, 1982- author

Title Becoming centaur : eighteenth-century masculinity and English horsemanship / Monica Mattfeld
Published University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Animalibus: of animals and cultures
Contents William Cavendish and Hobbesian horsemanship -- Riding houses and polite equestrianism -- Astley's amphitheatre -- Henry William Bunbury and the mock manuals of horsemanship
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 28, 2017)
Subject Horsemanship -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Horsemen and horsewomen -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Human-animal relationships -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Masculinity -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 027107972X (electronic bk.)
0271079746 (electronic bk.)
9780271079721 (electronic bk.)
9780271079745 (electronic bk.)