Agricultural History, vol. 83, no. 3, Summer 2009

Breeds of Empire is a marvelous book about the horses and people of a region that many readers from western countries know little about.

Breeds of Empire is a marvelous book about the horses and people of a region that many readers from western countries know little about.

[It] is a major contribution to a more global perspective on the topic of domestic animals and people.  Science and practice, animal versus human colonization, and animals personifying human values are all dealt with here, on the well-founded assumption that horses are particularlly central to human history and thinking.

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