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The Materiality of the Horse

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Edited by Miriam A. Bibby and Brian G. Scott


ISBN 978-615-81353-9-9

DOI: 10.22618/TP.REH.20202

Volume 2 (September 2020)

Paperback, in colour, pp. 297


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

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.

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The Materiality of the Horse

The Materiality of the Horse

Edited by Miriam A. Bibby and Brian G. Scott


ISBN 978-615-81353-9-9

DOI: 10.22618/TP.REH.20202

Volume 2 (September 2020)

Paperback, in colour, pp. 297


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

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.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Introduction

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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Specific References

MIRIAM A. BIBBY is an archaeologist and historian specialising in the history of the horse, particularly the horse in northern England and Scotland. She is currently engaged in specialist research at the University of Glasgow into the history and influence of the Galloway horse. Miriam was formerly a tutor, year convenor and course developer for the University of Manchester’s networked learning course in Egyptology. While at Manchester, she gained her M.Phil. on the topic of the horse in ancient Egypt and in 2000 she founded Ancient Egypt magazine. She has presented at numerous conferences and her work has been published in many journals and magazines. Miriam has also worked as a museum curator and in heritage management.

BRIAN G. SCOTT is the former Keeper of Conservation at the Ulster Museum, Belfast. He has written extensively on early metallurgy, with special emphasis on iron and steel, and is also a specialist on Irish Later Bronze Age equitation, as well as on early artillery, having published the definitive studies of the late-sixteenth and seventeenth centuries cannon in the City of Derry~Londonderry and on the mortar campaign during the 1689 Siege. 

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