Paris: Honore Champion, 2005. First edition. Hardcover. 974p + 50 pls. No d.j., as issued. In French. Fine. Item #30084
Detailed scholarly analysis of the horse in Germanic belief from pre-Christianity to the end of the Middle Ages. Examines phemonology, folklore, religion (pagan and Christian), superstition, rituals and other practices, literature, and much more. Based on a wide variety of sources--written, pictorial, artifactual--and encompassing modern Germany and Scandinavia. Very long bibliography. Presentation copy from Wagner to a colleague. (In the publisher's series Nouvelle Bibliotheque du Moyen Age).