The Liminal Horse: Equitation and Boundaries
Rena Maguire and Anastasija Ropa (editors)
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In colour, pp. 316
The historical horse is at once material and abstract, as is the notion of the border. Borders and frontiers are not only markers delineating geographical spaces but also mental constructs: there are borders between order and disorder, between what is permitted and what is prohibited. Boundaries and liminal spaces also exist in the material, economic, political, moral, legal and religious spheres. In this volume, the contributing authors explore the theme of the liminality of the horse in all of these historical arenas, asking how does one reconcile the very different roles played by the horse in human history?
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Rena Maguire and Anastasija Ropa
CHAPTER 1. Horse Training in the Thirteenth Century: Insights from Jordanus Rufus
CHAPTER 2. Crossing Borders in Equestrian Training: Applying Jordanus Rufus’s Advice on Training Young Horses Today
CHAPTER 3. Housing Horses on the Edge in Later Medieval England
Duncan L. Berryman
CHAPTER 4. Roman Horses, Enemy Horses and Riders: The Testimony of Historia Romana by Nikephoros Gregoras
CHAPTER 5. Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: A Study of Horse Type Terms in English, French and Spanish
Cristina Oliveros Calvo
CHAPTER 6. Harnessing Horse Power: Then and Now
CHAPTER 7. Bridles and Bones: Early Cavalry in Southern Scandinavia
Xenia Pauli Jensen and Jacob Kveiborg
CHAPTER 8. Livin’ on the Edge: Roman Influences on the Equestrian Equipment of Late Iron Age Ireland
CHAPTER 9. Dimisso equo: Horse-Riding Elites on the Frontiers of Rome
M. C. Bishop
CHAPTER 10. Mist on the Border: Emperor Severus and the Netherby Arabians that Never Were
Miriam A. Bibby
Notes on Contributors
RENA MAGUIRE is an Irish archaeologist specialising in ancient lorinery and equine material culture. She is a graduate and Research Fellow of Queen's University Belfast.
ANASTASIJA ROPA holds a doctoral degree from Bangor University (North Wales) and is currently a senior researcher at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education. Her most recent research explores medieval equestrianism in English and French literary sources.
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