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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 507: Medieval Equestrianism, I: Horses in Literature - Theoretical Approaches

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Timothy Dawson, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Anastasija Ropa, Department of Management & Communication Science, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga
Moderator/Chair:Timothy Dawson, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Paper 507-aTails, Eyes, and Oats: Rules for Keeping Horses in Welsh Law Texts
(Language: English)
Edgar Rops, Faculty of Law, University of Latvia, Riga
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - Celtic, Law
Paper 507-bKing Edward of Portugal's Treatise on Horse Riding: A Repertory of Technical and Psychological Considerations
(Language: English)
Ana Maria S. A. Rodrigues, Centro de História, Universidade de Lisboa
Index terms: Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Medicine

This is one of three complementary sessions on medieval equestrianism, organised by Timothy Dawson and Anastasija Ropa. The session looks into the representation of horses in different genres of medieval literature, from legal texts to romances, and fabliaux to equestrian treatises. Metaphorical and practical aspects of the representation of horses in literature will be analyzed, and, in particular, several of the papers will consider the association between horses and food, responding to the overall theme of the Congress in 2016.