|| RS31810 |
|| EQUINE AND EQUESTRIAN HISTORY |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Professor Richard J Moore-Colyer |
|| Semester 2 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 11 Hours 11 x 1 hour lectures |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours ||100%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours ||100%|
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Understand the role and significance of the horse in all aspects of the pre-combustion engine economy;
2. Recognise the contribution of the horse to the social and cultural evolution of Britain;
3. Understand the history of the horse as a sporting animal and the relationship between historical development
and contemporary equestrian sports.
The Horse and the defence of the realm, 1066 - 1666; The rise of equestrianism and the evolution of the English Thoroughbred; The myths of pedigree; The horse-drawn society in Victorian Britain; Horses, the Government and the Army; The agricultural horse and its delayed decline; The horse in European pre-history.
To provide an understanding of the role of the horse in the economic, cultural, social and military history of Britain and to develop an awareness of the relationship between the history of the horse-drawn economy and the evolution of the contemporary horse industry.
.1 Independent project work
Students will be expected to study a wide range of literature for this module. Specific reading lists will be given for each group of lectures.
.2 IT and information handling
Students will use library information services to access appropriate literature.
Students will need to organise their time expeditiously in order to undertake the necessary reading.
Russell N (1986) Like engend'ring like: Heredity and Animal Breeding in Early Modern England
Thompson F M L (ed) (1983) Horses in Europe : a preliminary canter
British Agricultural History Society 1983
Moore-Colyer R J (1995) Horse breeding and horses in Victorian Britain
Agricultural History Review 43 (1)
Moore-Colyer R J (1995) The horse in pre-history: some speculations
Archaeological Journal, 151
Moore-Colyer R J (2000) Aspects of the trade in British pedigree draught horses with the United States and Canada, c1850 - 1920
Agricultural History Review 48 (1)
This module is at CQFW Level 6