Historical Practices in Horsemanship and Equestrian Sports
Edited by Anastasija Ropa and Timothy Dawson
Publication date: November, 2022
Pages: 311, colour
ISBN 978-615-6405-60-9 Paperback, €45.00
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Foreword, Jason Kingsley
Envisioning Early Equestrianism: Clues from Archaeology and Ancient DNA
Katherine S. Kanne
Feminizing the Hippodrome: Finding the Female in a Male World
The Horses of the Bayeux Tapestry: Where the Art of Roman Riding Meets the Middle Ages
Appraising the Warhorse: Restaurum Equorum in the Reigns of Edward I and II
Horse Head Position in Premodern Times: A Textual, Iconographic, and Archeological Analysis
Groundwork with Horses: Learning from Medieval and Early Modern Treatises
The Italian Influence on Equestrian Art in Europe in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
An Experimental Case Study of Pluvinel’s Horse Training around the Single Pillar
Lisa Marieke Kyre
Playing Chicken: The Early History and Modern Revival of an Ancient Game
Jane Badger, Timothy George Dawson
Fox-hunting and Classical Horsemanship as Social Performance of Elitism and Power: A Journey Across Time
Retrospective: Michel Henriquet on the Vanishing Point of Lightness
List of Contributors
- Anastasija Ropa, Timothy Dawnson
- Trivent Medieval
- Book series
- Rewriting Equestrian History
- Book series editor(s)
- Anastasija Ropa, Timothy Dawnson
- ISBN (hardcover)
- ISBN (paperback)
- Publication date
- November, 2022
- Page numbers
New things are forgotten old things – this rediscovery of the past is especially important in horsemanship and equestrian sports. Despite advances in sciences and technology, the physiologies and psychologies of the two principal agents, the equid and the human, have undergone relatively few changes since horse domestication. The studies collected in this volume outline such essential and recurring challenges in equestrianism as gender issues, equine identification, the use of hyperflexion and groundwork in training, as well as many others, from prehistory to this day.
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.
TIMOTHY DAWSON, Ph.D. (2003), University of New England, is a UK-based independent scholar and founder of Levantia. He has authored numerous academic publications on medieval Byzantium, the history of horsemanship and cavalry and various aspects of daily life in Europe and the Near East.
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