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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 355: International Cultures of Horsemanship

Monday 6 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Timothy Dawson, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Anastasija Ropa, Department of Management & Communication Science, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga
Moderator/Chair:Edgar Rops, Independent Scholar, Latvia
Paper 355-aHoly Knight Dragon Slayer: About the Medieval Representations of the Fight against Evil
(Language: English)
Teodoro de Giorgio, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali Università del Salento
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 355-b'Their horses are excellent and swift': The Horses of the Anglo-Scottish Border
(Language: English)
Miriam Bibby, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Local History
Paper 355-cMules in the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Gail Brownrigg, Independent Scholar, Dorking
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Local History
Paper 355-dCavalry and the Horses: A Centripetal Force of the Mughal Empire
(Language: English)
Yusra Farooqui, Department of History University of Delhi
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Language and Literature - Other, Military History

In this session on horse history, the speakers discuss the roles horse and other equines play in medieval cultures across the world, from the Mughal Empire to the territory of the British Islands, through Italy. The papers consider the military connotations associated with equines, as well as their more peaceful functions as means of transport and agricultural workers. The papers address the role of horses in building cultural relations and participating in cultural and military conflicts across the state borders, as well as the ways in which artistic and literary models of equines travelled across borders.