IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 707: Medieval Equestrianism, III: Unearthing the Horse and Its Equipment - Practical Approaches

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Timothy Dawson, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Anastasija Ropa, Department of Management & Communication Science, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga
Moderator/Chair:Anastasija Ropa, Department of Management & Communication Science, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga
Respondent:Tina Anderlini, Independent Scholar, Russange
Paper 707-aPractical Considerations in the Reconstruction of Clothing and Armour for Riding
(Language: English)
Timothy Dawson, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Timothy Dawson, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Technology
Paper 707-bAn Autopsy of Renaissance Equestrianism: The Materials, Making, and Use of a 1530 War Saddle from the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Rennes
(Language: English)
Marina Viallon, Musée de l'Armée, Paris
Marina Viallon, Musée de l'Armée, Paris
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Military History
Abstract

This is one of three complementary sessions on medieval equestrianism, organised by Timothy Dawson and Anastasija Ropa. The session focuses on material aspects of medieval equestrian study, with particular emphasis on the archaeology of medieval horse and its equipment. It also considers ways in which knowledge of practical aspects of medieval horsemanship can enhance scholarly and public understanding of the role of horse in the Middle ages, as well as facilitate the interpretation of literary and historical evidence related to horses.