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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 517: Horse History, I: Horses to the East

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 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 517-aHorses in Western Asia in the Transition from Late Antiquity to c. 1000
(Language: English)
Jürg Gassmann, Independent Scholar, Bulgan
Paper 517-bA Medieval Genealogy of the Arab Horse
(Language: English)
Hylke Hettema, School of Middle Eastern Studies, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Other, Social History
Paper 517-cEquids in the Late Byzantine Hagiography: A Comparison with the Middle Period
(Language: English)
Alexia-Foteini Stamouli, Independent Scholar, Patras
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Greek

This is one of a series of sessions on the medieval horse, exploring the role of this animal in societies to the east of Europe, from Byzantium through the Arabic world. The speakers consider the representation of the horse in textual sources, such as literature, especially poetry, hagiography, and genealogy, from the early medieval period to the end of the Middle Ages.