The Materiality of the Horse


Edited by Miriam A. Bibby and Brian G. Scott

ISBN 978-615-81353-9-9                                           Paperback, €43.00

eISBN 978-615-81793-3-1                                         Hardcover, €89.00

DOI: 10.22618/TP.REH.20202                                    eBook, €43.00

Volume 2 (September 2020)

In colour, pp. 297


Inspired by our age-old fascination with equids, Materiality of the Horse brings the latest academic research in equine history to a wider readership. Themes examined within the book by specialist contributors include explorations of material culture relating to horses and what this discloses about the horse-human relationship; fresh observations on significant medieval horse-related texts from Europe and the Islamic world; and revealing insights into the effect of the introduction of horses into indigenous cultures in South America. Thought-provoking and original, Materiality of the Horse is the second volume in Trivent Publishing’s innovative “Rewriting Equestrian History” series.

 Parts of this book can be read in open access.




DOI: 10.22618/TP.REH.20202.295.intro

CHAPTER 1. Pony Breeding in the New Forest: A Continuation of Medieval Practice

     Author: Gail Brownrigg

CHAPTER 2. Practical Advice on Equine Care from Jordanus Rufus, c. 1250 CE

     Author: Jennifer Jobst

CHAPTER 3. A Tapuya “Equestrian Nation”? Horses and Native Peoples in the Backlands of Colonial Brazil

     Author: Felipe Vander Velden

     DOI: 10.22618/TP.REH.20202.295.003

CHAPTER 4. Counting Your Blessings in Froissart’s “Debate of the Horse and the Greyhound”

     Author: Anastasija Ropa

CHAPTER 5. Equids in Late Byzantine Hagiographies: A Comparison with the Middle Byzantine Period

     Author: Alexia-Foteini Stamouli

CHAPTER 6. Alexander’s Arabian: Noble Steed or Fantastic Beast?

     Author: Miriam A. Bibby

     DOI: 10.22618/TP.REH.20202.295.006

CHAPTER 7. Hishām ibn al-Kalbi’s Kitāb al-Khayl: A Premodern Arabic Pedigree for the Horse?

     Author: Hylke Hettema

CHAPTER 8. Equestrian Military Equipment of the Eastern Roman Armies in the Sixth and Seventh Centuries

     Author: Mattia Caprioli

     DOI: 10.22618/TP.REH.20202.295.008

CHAPTER 9. Horse Burials among the Lombards and Avars: Some Differences and Similarities between the Germanic and Nomadic Rituals

     Author: Annamaria Fedele

CHAPTER 10. The Irish “Deer” Series of Cheek-Pieces

     Author: Brian G. Scott

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