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The Armored Horse in Europe, 1480-1620

The Armored Horse in Europe, 1480-1620( )
Author: Pyhrr, Stuart W.
LaRocca, Donald
Breiding, Dirk H.
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $65.00
Book Description:

An integral part of Renaissance culture, the horse was not only a beast of burden and means of transportation but also a sign of rank and status. For the nobility, horsemanship was an essential skill, both militarily and socially. Since horses played a pivotal role in warfare, tournaments, and ceremonies, they often wore armor as elaborate and expensive as that of their riders. From the late 1400s to the late 1500s, European horse armor became so technically and artistically...
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