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"Landry has made an attractive contribution to the emerging field of 'animal history' and to the larger field of cultural studies."

"This is a fascinating thesis, absorbing in its many insights and detours, and lovingly argued."

"Only someone who is both a cultural historian and a devoted horse person could have written this remarkably engaging, wide-ranging book. Landry... tells in clear, vivid, fascinating detail of developments that will engage cultural and literary historians and animal fanciers."

"Donna Landry has produced a book of clean organization and admirable coherence. She writes with telling precision, as well as first-hand acquaintance with all horsey matters."

"An important and most welcome contribution to our understanding of the multi-faceted impact of horses on humans and focuses on the significant influence of Eastern imports on English culture... Johns Hopkins University press have published a book with exemplary production values to complement the content."

"A timely and valuable contribution to the recently burgeoning field of animality and animal studies in the early modern period."

"It would make a surprising story and support claims that animal studies can make important contributions to the study of history and culture."

"A multi-faceted work that will serve as a landmark in the emerging field of animal and cultural studies."

"All historians of the early modern period would benefit from reading this multi-faceted and fascinating book."

"Landry's accomplished book is sensitive not only to human-animal studies but to connected issues of class and human-animal labor."

"Noble Brutes does a service not only to scholarship, but to horses as well."