IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 607: Medieval Equestrianism, II: The Eating Horse - Theoretical and Practical Considerations

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Timothy Dawson, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Anastasija Ropa, Department of Management & Communication Science, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga
Moderator/Chair:Edgar Rops, Faculty of Law, University of Latvia, Riga
Paper 607-aFeasting and Fasting with Horses in the Late Medieval French Romance Cycle Lancelot-Graal
(Language: English)
Anastasija Ropa, Department of Management & Communication Science, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga
Anastasija Ropa, Department of Management & Communication Science, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Theology
Paper 607-bBread for My Horses
(Language: English)
Katrin Boniface, Department of History, University of California, Riverside
Katrin Boniface, Department of History, University of California, Riverside
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Daily Life
Abstract

The session is one of three on medieval equestrianism co-organised by Timothy Dawson and Anastasija Ropa. The session combines literary and archaeological thematics of the other two sessions, with particular focus on the IMC 2016 thematic strand, food. The goal of the session is to examine evidence of horse nutrition and its role in establishing the relation between people and horses, medieval ideas about feeding horses and humans, and archaeological evidence for horse breeds and their feeding patterns in the Middle Ages.