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The Skilled Cavalry Commander1

in The Shorter Writings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501718496
eISBN:
9781501718519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501718496.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Translation of and Interpretive Essay on Xenophon’s OnThe Skilled Cavalry Commander. This treatise offers excellent practical advice on how to rule as well as a searching investigation of the limits ... More


On Horsemanship

in The Shorter Writings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501718496
eISBN:
9781501718519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501718496.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Translation of and Interpretive Essay on Xenophon’s On Horsemanship. Xenophon wrote On Horsemanship because he acquired special expertise during his own lengthy cavalry service. He pairs it with The ... More


“I Just Got Different Theories” Patti Smith and the New York School of Poetry

Daniel Kane

in "Do You Have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231162975
eISBN:
9780231544603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162975.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes how, from her time as a young performance poet in New York in the late 1960s to her current position as punk rock’s éminence grise, Patti Smith foregrounded the image of the ... More


In the Field of Battle

David Seed, Stephen C. Kenny, and Chris Williams (eds)

in Life and Limb: Perspectives on the American Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781781382509
eISBN:
9781786945297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781382509.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

The excerpts in this section tend to concentrate on the immediate and longer-term aftermath of particular battles as recorded by combatants and magazine correspondents. They constantly stress the ... More


“William Faulkner”

Wright Morris

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter comments on William Faulkner's use of grotesque humor and comical violence in his fiction. It begins with the novel The Sound and the Fury, in which Faulkner employs the stream of ... More


War, Labor, and Gasoline in “Carcassonne”

Michael Zeitlin

in Faulkner and Money

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822529
eISBN:
9781496822567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822529.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The story's poetic vision of a young man who sees a horse has often been associated with Faulkner's personal privacy, a mysterious and opaque realm that Faulkner criticism has long attempted to ... More


“Skilful Jockies” and “Good Sadlers”: Native Americans and Horses in the Southeastern Borderlands

Tyler Boulware

in Borderland Narratives: Negotiation and Accommodation in North America's Contested Spaces, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054957
eISBN:
9780813053400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054957.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter introduces and assesses the roles horses played in the economies and societies of eighteenth-century southeastern Indians. Villagers throughout the region found horses essential in ... More


Dog Days to Horse Days: The Introduction of the Horse and Its Impact on Human-Dog Relationships among the Blackfoot

Brandi Bethke

in Dogs: Archaeology beyond Domestication

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066363
eISBN:
9780813058573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066363.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Dogs played an important role in the social, cultural, and economic life of peoples inhabiting the Northwestern Plains of North America for thousands of years. Despite functioning as pack animals, ... More


The Decline of the Cavalry: The War Child

Larry J. Daniel

in Conquered: Why the Army of Tennessee Failed

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469649504
eISBN:
9781469649528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649504.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

In January, Bragg promoted 26-year-old Joseph Wheeler to major general. He was nicknamed “Fightin’ Joe” for his time spent battling Native Americans in New Mexico. Other nicknames such as “Little ... More


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