Session1241
TitleThe Horse in Material Culture
Date/TimeWednesday 5 July 2017: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserTimothy Dawson, Independent Scholar, Tilbury
Anastasija Ropa, Department of Management & Communication Science, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga
 
Moderator/ChairAna Maria S. A. Rodrigues, Departamento de História, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
 
Paper 1241-a Baggage Animals and Their Use: Indispensable Yet Ignored
(Language: English)
Timothy Dawson, Independent Scholar, Tilbury
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Daily Life
Paper 1241-b The Development of Bits from the Viking Age to the 16th Century, in England and Beyond
(Language: English)
John Clark, Curatorial Department, Museum of London
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Art History - General; Technology
Paper 1241-c Equestrian Cities: The Role of the Riding Horse in Interurban Traffic and the Characteristics of Urban Horse Husbandry in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Fabienne Meiers, Faculté des Lettres, des Sciences humaines, des Arts et des Sciences de l'Education, Université du Luxembourg, Belval
Index Terms: Administration; Archaeology - Artefacts; Daily Life; Politics and Diplomacy
 
AbstractThe session brings out the evidence of material culture to complete the image of the medieval horse. The papers in the session also respond to the strand of thematic strand of 'otherness', whether by discussing the unglamorous baggage animals or the 'atypical' or 'alien' Irish bits. The papers draw on archaeological, visual and documentary evidence to reconstruct the less familiar, and often ignored, physical aspects of medieval equestrianism.