IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1229: Stuff of War, III: The Horse in War

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organiser:Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:James Titterton, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1229-a'Chasing and raging he swallows the ground': The Late Medieval Horse as the 'Stuff of War'
(Language: English)
Sunny Harrison, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Sunny Harrison, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Daily Life, Military History
Paper 1229-b'Victory lies not with horses': Horses and Horsemen in the Norman Conquest of Southern Italy
(Language: English)
Francesca Petrizzo, School of History, University of Leeds
Francesca Petrizzo, School of History, University of Leeds
Index terms: Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1229-cThe Longbow and the Horse: Combined Arms in Henry of Grosmont's Aquitaine Campaigns
(Language: English)
John Henry Gassmann, Independent Scholar, Bühler
John Henry Gassmann, Independent Scholar, Bühler
Index terms: Military History, Technology
Abstract

Scholars have (rightly) dedicated much time and attention to the study of immaterial aspects of medieval warfare, such as organisation, strategy, tactics, generalship, finance, and ideology. Yet all of these elements were dependent upon material culture; the actual ‘stuff of war’. The theme of IMC 2019, ‘Materiality’, presents an opportunity for scholars to bring together research on these dimensions of military history. This session will consider the presence and function of the horse in medieval warfare.