IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 817: Horse History, IV: The Horse in Law and Chronicle

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Gwendolyne Knight, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet
Anastasija Ropa, Department of Management & Communication Science, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga
Moderator/Chair:Jürg Gassmann, Independent Scholar, Bulgan
Paper 817-aLaws for Racing Enthusiasts: Horses in Early Irish Legal Tradition
(Language: English)
Edgar Rops, Independent Scholar, Latvia
Edgar Rops, Independent Scholar, Latvia
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Law, Social History
Paper 817-bAlexander's Arabian: Noble Steed or Fantastic Beast?
(Language: English)
Miriam Bibby, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow
Miriam Bibby, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow
Index terms: Local History, Social History
Paper 817-cHorses and Tournaments: Legislation during the 13th Century
(Language: Français)
Pierre Chaffard-Luçon, Département de droit comparé, Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Pierre Chaffard-Luçon, Département de droit comparé, Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Canon Law, Law
Abstract

This is one of a series of sessions on the medieval horse. The session concentrates on the horse as an object and agent in legal and administrative documents, as well as chronicles, produced in Europe throughout the medieval period. References to the use of horses in military context, entertainment and leisure activities, as well as part of political protocol show that the horse was an animal of crucial importance in medieval society. Its agency was symbolic as well as practical, and this characteristic is reflected in contemporary literary sources, laws, charters, chronicles, and beyond.