IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 935: Horsemanship and Cavalry in Border Zones: A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Trivent Publishing
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
Abstract

At this round table, the speakers will consider such themes as the differences in horse conformation and outward appearance between horses across border zones, as well as the horse as an indicator of the rider’s status. The speakers approach the themes from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including archaeology, military studies, literary studies, and local history, using osteological evidence and artefacts from horse burials and the narrative evidence found in chronicles, ballads, and other popular literature. The geographic areas encompass the Anglo-Scottish border and the German-Livonian border, as well as in crusading encounters and warfare between Rus’ and Livonia.

Participants include Miriam Bibby (University of Glasgow), Jürg Gassmann (Independent Scholar, Wexford), Santa Jansone (University of Latvia, Riga), and Anastasija Ropa (Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga).