The Crabbet Arabian stud

its history & influence
Author: Rosemary Archer,Colin Pearson,Cecil Covey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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Bred for Perfection

Shorthorn Cattle, Collies, and Arabian Horses Since 1800
Author: Margaret E. Derry
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801873447
Category: History
Page: 198
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How did animal breeding emerge as a movement? Who took part and for what reasons? How do the pedigree and market systems work? What light might the movement shed on the assumptions behind human eugenics? In Bred for Perfection, Margaret Derry provides the most comprehensive and accessible book yet published on the human quest to improve and develop livestock. Derry, herself a breeder and trained historian of science, explores the "triangle" of genetics, eugenics, and practical breeding, focusing on Shorthorn cattle, show dogs and working dogs, and one type of purebred horse, the Arabian. By examining specific breeders and the animals they produced, she illuminates the role of technology, genetics, culture, and economics in the system of purebred breeding. Bred for Perfection also provides the historical context in which this system arose, adding to our understanding of how domestication works and how our welfare—since the dawn of time—has been intertwined with the lives of animals.

Lady Anne Blunt in the Middle East

Travel, Politics and the Idea of Empire
Author: Lisa Lacy
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 085773833X
Category: Travel
Page: 288
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Lady Anne Blunt was a woman ahead of her time. After marrying the poet Wilfrid Scawen Blunt in 1869, the pair travelled extensively in the Middle East, developing an especial fondness for the region and its people. In this book, Lisa Lacy explores the life, travels and political ideas of Lady Anne. With a broad knowledge of the Arab world, she challenged prevailing assumptions and, as a result of her aristocratic heritage, exerted strong influence in British political circles. Her extensive journeys in the Mediterranean region, North Africa, Egypt, Arabia, Syria, Iraq and Persia formed the basis of her knowledge about the Middle East. She pursued an intimate knowledge of Bedouin life in Arabia, the town culture of Syria and Mesopotamia and the politics of nationalism in Egypt. Her husband, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, gained a reputation as an anti-imperialist political activist. Lacy shows that Lady Anne was her husband’s partner in marriage, politics and travel and exerted strong influence not only on his ideas, but on the ideas of the British political elite of the era.

Horses in Society

A Story of Animal Breeding and Marketing, 1800-1920
Author: Margaret Elsinor Derry
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802091121
Category: History
Page: 302
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Before crude oil and the combustion engine, the industrialized world relied on a different kind of power - the power of the horse. Horses in Society is the story of horse production in the United States, Britain, and Canada at the height of the species' usefulness, the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century. Margaret E. Derry shows how horse breeding practices used during this period to heighten the value of the animals in the marketplace incorporated a intriguing cross section of influences, including Mendelism, eugenics, and Darwinism. Derry elucidates the increasingly complex horse world by looking at the international trade in army horses, the regulations put in place by different countries to enforce better horse breeding, and general aspects of the dynamics of the horse market. Because it is a story of how certain groups attempted to control the market for horses, by protecting their breeding activities or 'patenting' their work, Horses in Society provides valuable background information to the rapidly developing present-day problem of biological ownership. Derry's fascinating study is also a story of the evolution of animal medicine and humanitarian movements, and of international relations, particularly between Canada and the United States.

A Pilgrimage of Passion

The Life of Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
Author: Elizabeth Longford
Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781845113445
Category: History
Page: 467
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Wilfred Scawen Blunt, 1840-1922, was one of England's true eccentrics: a wildly individual, larger-than-life personality who was as admired as he was disliked. A writer, poet, rebel, politician and explorer, his controversial life was in every sense a 'pilgrimage of passion'. He campaigned tirelessly for the independence of Egypt, India and Ireland (for which he was imprisoned) and, before marrying Byron's granddaughter, he travelled widely as a diplomat embarking on passionate love affairs and upsetting the Establishment - whether the British Empire or conventional morality. George Wyndham, Lord Curzon and Oscar Wilde were just some of the figures who attended Blunt's famous literary Crabbet Club and young Arabists like T.E. Lawrence and St John Philby regarded him as a prophet. During his lifetime, and for many years after, no anthology was complete without his poems. Based on Wilfrid Blunt's complete diaries and papers, Elizabeth Longford has produced a riveting biography of this most compelling man.

Radical Narratives of the Black Atlantic


Author: Alan Rice
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826456069
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 244
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*Broad-based survey of trans-Atlantic black culture*Newest book in the popular Black Atlantic seriesRadical Narratives of the Black Atlantic is a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary take on trans-Atlantic black culture. Alan Rice engages fully with Paul Gilroy's paradigm of the Black Atlantic through examination of a broad array of cultural genres including music, dance, folklore and oral literature, fine art, material culture, film and literature. The aspects of black culture under discussion range from black British gravesites to sea shanties, from the novels of Toni Morrison to the paintings of the Zanzibar born black British artist Lubaina Himid and from King Kong to the travels of Frederick Douglass and Paul Robeson. The book places such figures as the African American traveller and Barbary slave narrator Robert Adams and the West Indian slave narrator Mary Prince in a Black Atlantic context that explicates them fully. A chapter on the Titanic disaster shows how diasporan Africans composed oral poems about the disaster to criticise the discriminatory practices of its owners and racial imperialism. Overall, the book argues for the crucial importance of Black Atlantic cultures in the formation of our modern world. Moreover, it argues that looking at Black culture and history through a national lens is distorting and reductive.

The Arabian Horse


Author: Rosemary Archer
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
ISBN: 9780851315492
Category: Nature
Page: 150
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The Arabian, one of the oldest pure breeds, was predominant in founding the thoroughbred, and there are few breeds today which do not contain Arab blood in varying degrees. This book traces the history and development of the breed from the desert to its worldwide role today.

The Arabian Horse and Its Influence in South Africa


Author: Charmaine Grobbelaar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arabian horse
Page: 208
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The Versatile Arabian Horse


Author: Rosemary Archer
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
ISBN: 9780851316697
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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Covering the history of the Arab, its use in the East and modern selection for breeding, this book aims to put into perspective the fundamental use of the Arabian as a beautiful and intelligent horse to ride.

The Arab Horse


Author: Rosemary Archer
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
ISBN: 9780851318004
Category: Nature
Page: 23
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As one of the oldest breeds, the Arabian is extraordinarily prepotent; it has had a profound influence on light-horse breeding throughout the world. Admired for its beauty and intelligence, centuries of life in the harsh environment of the Arabian Desert also endowed it with the qualities of toughness, endurance and courage, whilst its close association with man resulted in its noble ability to form strong attachments to humans.The Arabian has all the qualities of a perfect riding horse and its performance in a wide variety of activities is proof of its versatility. The book’s outstanding photographs not only complement the text but also demonstrate this trait of versatility by showing the Arabian at work in every equestrian discipline as well as its natural desert habitat and depicted in art.

The Babson influence

a retrospective : the bloodline at the base of some of the world's greatest pedigrees
Author: Institute for the Desert Arabian Horse
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 504
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The Kellogg Arabians

their background and influence
Author: Herbert Harshman Reese
Publisher: Borden Pub Co
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 222
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Im Land der schwarzen Zelte


Author: Carl Reinhard Raswan
Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
ISBN: 9783487081366
Category: Arabian Peninsula
Page: 166
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Horses of today

their history, breeds, and qualifications
Author: Herbert Harshman Reese
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 144
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The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants

Three Voices Concerning the Horses of Arabia; Tradition (Nejd, Inner East), Romantic Fable (Islam), the Outside World of the West, by Lady Wentworth
Author: Baroness Judith Anne Dorothea Wentworth Blunt-Lytton Wentworth,Lady Wentworth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arabian horse
Page: 393
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Der Araber und sein Pferd


Author: Carl R. Raswan, G Wenzler, Hans Seydel
Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
ISBN: 9783487415338
Category:
Page: N.A
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Die Pferde der Sahara


Author: Melchior Joseph Eugène Daumas
Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
ISBN: 9783487415161
Category:
Page: 202
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The Swift Runner

Racing Speed Through the Ages, Including Standard Points of Its Foundation Breed, the Marathon Runner
Author: Lady Wentworth
Publisher: London : G. Allen & Unwin
ISBN: N.A
Category: Horses
Page: 146
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The Horses of the British Empire


Author: Sir Humphrey Francis De Trafford (3d bart.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Horse breeds
Page: N.A
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A Catalog of Travelers Rest Arabian Horses

Together with a Brief Account of Arabian Horses in the United States and Their Origin
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arabian horse
Page: 175
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