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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 917: Bits, Pieces, and Other Random Items: The (Im)Materiality of Medieval Horse Equipment - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Trivent Publishing, Budapest
Organiser:Anastasija Ropa, Department of Management & Communication Science, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga
Moderator/Chair:Edgar Rops, Independent Scholar, Latvia

Given the variety of items usually grouped under the loose heading 'horse equipment', and the fact that modern horse equipment, especially the saddle and the bridle, differs in many ways from its pre-modern counterparts, can we really understand what medieval horse equipment looked like and how it functioned? This round table is aimed at exploring the forms and functions of medieval horse equipment. The speakers will discuss the sources used for reconstructing horse equipment, and the nature and limitations of each type of sources.

Participants include John Clark (Museum of London), Timothy Dawson (Independent Scholar, Kent), Adeline Dumont (Université de Lille), John Henry Gassmann (Independent Scholar, Wexford), and Anastasija Ropa (Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga).