TitleBreeds, Types, or Functions?: Horse Terms in Medieval Documents
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
SponsorTrivent Medieval
OrganiserAnastasija Ropa, Department of Management & Communication Science, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga
Moderator/ChairTimothy Dawson, Independent Scholar, Tilbury
Paper 1706-a Medieval Equine Breeds: Equine Breeding in Medieval Sources
(Language: English)
Clothilde Noé, CItés, TERritoires, Environnement et Sociétés (CITERES - UMR 7324), Université de Tours
Index Terms: Administration; Social History
Paper 1706-b Defining the Hackney: Type, Terminology, and Translation
(Language: English)
John Clark, Curatorial Department, Museum of London
Index Terms: Administration; Daily Life; Social History
Paper 1706-c The Hobelar: Form and Function
(Language: English)
Andrew Ó Donnghaile, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Galway
Index Terms: Military History; Social History
AbstractDestriers, coursers, rounceys, amblers, hackneys, and many others are all the words that are used in medieval documents to refer to distinct horses. For medieval people, at any given time and place, the difference between, for instance, a destrier and a courser, was probably relatively clear. For modern scholars, these terms are the source of confusion and considerable controversy. The papers in this sessions explore the relation between breeds, functions, and designations for both elite and non-elite horses in European documents, and the relationship between horses of different types and their riders.