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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 717: Horse History, III: Horse Breeding and Care

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Gwendolyne Knight, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet
Anastasija Ropa, Department of Management & Communication Science, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga
Moderator/Chair:Gwendolyne Knight, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet
Respondent:Jennifer Jobst, Independent Scholar, Sunset Valley, Texas
Paper 717-a'Medicines for Horses': Textual Transmission of the Central Middle English Horse-Care Text
(Language: English)
Kelly-Anne Gilbertson, Department of English, University of Johannesburg
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Medicine, Science
Paper 717-bHorse Breeding in the New Forest: A Modern Paradigm of Medieval Practice
(Language: English)
Gail Brownrigg, Independent Scholar, Dorking
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Rural
Paper 717-cThe Monastery of Einsiedeln as a Centre of Swiss Horse Breeding: 1064-1798
(Language: English)
Samuel Gassmann, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Economics - Rural, Local History, Monasticism

This is one of a series of sessions on the medieval horse, which looks into aspects of breeding and treating horses. How to cure a sick horse? How to get the best possible supply of horses with minimum investment? How to judge a horse's temperament by taking a mere look at the animal? These questions preoccupied people in the Middle Ages, just as they are of paramount importance to horsemen today. The speakers approach the theme from a variety of disciplines, including history of the text and art history, as well as by bringing in their unique experience of horsemanship and horse care.