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Riding to Arms

A History of Horsemanship and Mounted Warfare

From the 1500s up until the dawn of World War I, horses played an imperative role in modern warfare, contributing their share to the rise and fall of nations. The enduring quote from Shakespeare's Richard III (1593) "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!" speaks to the abiding image of cavalry embedded in the cultural memory of the West.

Riding to Arms: A History of Horsemanship and Mounted Warfare is Charles Caramello's thorough examination of the evolution of horsemanship and cavalry over the centuries. He follows how the debate between "art and utility" in horsemanship caused a shift from the formal - equitation and manège dressage – to the practical – namely mounted warfare. He also addresses the advent of mechanized warfare that led to the end of horse cavalry. In addition to practical history, Caramello engages with selected primary and secondary texts on horsemanship, from early works like Thomas Blundeville's The Arte of Ryding and Breakinge Greate Horses (1660) to Louis A. DiMarco's War Horse: A History of the Military Horse and Rider (2008), discussing the ways these works shaped horsemanship and calvary practices both in in their own time and throughout history.

Melding together history and historiography, Riding to Arms: A History of Horsemanship and Mounted Warfare is a captivating work celebrating one of man's most constant companions in both war and peace.

About the Author

Charles Caramello is the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Maryland. He has previously taught as a Professor of English at the University of Maryland. His published works include Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and the Biographical Act (UNC) and Silverless Mirrors: Book, Self & Postmodern American Fiction (Florida).

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