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Author Bankoff, Greg.
Title Breeds of empire : the 'invention' of the horse in Southeast Asia and Southern Africa, 1500-1950 / Greg Bankoff and Sandra Swart, with Peter Boomgaard [and others].
Imprint Copenhagen : NIAS ; Abingdon : Marston [distributor], 2007.

Author Bankoff, Greg.
Series NIAS studies in Asian topics ; 42
NIAS studies in Asian topics ; 42.
Subject Horses -- Thailand -- History.
Horses -- Philippines -- History.
Horses -- Africa, Southern -- History.
Horses -- Indonesia -- History.
Horses -- Breeding -- History.
Southeast Asia -- Economic conditions.
Southeast Asia -- Foreign economic relations.
Africa, Southern -- Economic conditions.
Africa, Southern -- Foreign economic relations.
Alt Name Swart, Sandra Scott.
Boomgaard, P., 1946-
Description 1 online resource (viii, 263 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-248) and index.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Breeds of Empire and the 'Invention' of the Horse / Sandra Swart / Greg Bankoff -- Part One -- 2. Southeast Asia and Southern Africa in the Maritime Horse Trade of the Indian Ocean, c. 1800-1914 / William Gervase Clarence-Smith -- 3. Horse Breeding, Long-distance Horse Trading and Royal Courts in Indonesian History, 1500-1900 / Peter Boomgaard -- 4. 'Arab' of the Indonesian Archipelago: Famed Horse Breeds of Sumbawa / Bernice de Jong Boers -- 5. Javanese Horses for the Court of Ayutthaya / Dhiravat na Pombejra -- Part Two -- 6. Colonising New Lands: Horses in the Philippines / Greg Bankoff -- 7. Adapting to a New Environment: The Philippine Horse / Greg Bankoff -- 8. Riding High -- Horses, Power and Settler Society in Southern Africa, c. 1654-1840 / Sandra Swart -- 9. 'Ox That Deceives': The Meanings of the 'Basotho Pony' in Southern Africa / Sandra Swart -- 10. 'Together yet Apart': Towards a Horse-story / Sandra Swart / Greg Bankoff.
Summary "Ships of empire carried not just merchandise, soldiers and administrators but also equine genes from as far afield as Europe, Arabia, the Americas, China and Japan. In the process, they introduced horses into parts of the world not native to that animal in historical times. As a result, horses in Thailand, the Philippine Horses, the Cape Horse in South Africa and the Basotho Pony in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho share a genetic lineage with the horse found in the Indonesian archipelago." "This book explores the 'invention' of specific breeds of horse in the context of imperial design and colonial trade routes. Here, it focuses on the introduction, invention and use of the horse in Thailand, the Philippines and southern Africa as well as examining its roots and evolution within Indonesia. In addition, it examines the colonial trade in horses within the Indian Ocean and discusses the historiographical and methodological problems associated with writing a more species- or horse- centric history." "This study will appeal not only to scholars but also to the broad horse-reading public interested in all things equine." --Book Jacket.
ISBN 9788776945022 (electronic bk.)
8776945022 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 753966176
Additional Format Print version: Bankoff, Greg. Breeds of empire. Copenhagen : NIAS ; Abingdon : Marston [distributor], 2007 9788776940140 (OCoLC)141384059

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