Saints and Sinners on Horseback. Vol. 1
Edited by Miriam A. Bibby
With a Foreword by Francis Young
Publication date: August, 2023
Pages: 326, colour
ISBN 978-615-6405-86-9 Paperback, €53.00
ISBN 978-615-6405-87-6 Hardcover, €97.00
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Foreword by Francis Young
Horse Stealing in Early Modern England: A Shropshire Case of 1606
PART 1: The Horse and the World: Cultivated Clerics and Loving Couples
CHAPTER 1. Morality Tales and Misadventure: Horses in Medieval Ecclesiastical Writings
CHAPTER 2. Saint George on Horseback on Fifteenth-Century Bone Saddles
PART 2: Equine Miracles and Wonders
CHAPTER 3. Horse Slobber and Sacred Relics: The Role of Constantine’s Horse in the Old English Elene
Kathryn E. O’Toole
CHAPTER 4. Sarı Saltuk and His Horses: Horses as Ways of Accessing Different Planes in Medieval Turkish Heroic Narrative
PART 3: The Horse in Hagiography
CHAPTER 5. Horses in a Christian Context: The Evidence of Saint Basil the Great
CHAPTER 6. Companions of God and Justice Bringers: Horses in Early Medieval Hagiography from Gaul and Italy
CHAPTER 7. Where Hagiography Meets Hippology: Hans Mielich’s Ligsalz Epitaph (1550)
Pia F. Cuneo
PART 4: Riders at the Margin: Sinners and the Sinned Against
CHAPTER 8. Sexuality, Alterity, and Riding in Thietmar’s Chronicon
CHAPTER 9. 3000 Miles to Rouen: Joan of Arc on Horseback
Race With the Devil: Tam O’Shanter and the Dissident Demons of Speed
Miriam A. Bibby
Notes on Contributors
- Miriam A. Bibby
- Trivent Medieval
- Book series
- Rewriting Equestrian History
- Book series editor(s)
- Anastasija Ropa, Timothy Dawson
- ISBN (hardcover)
- ISBN (paperback)
- Publication date
- May, 2023
- Page numbers
In Saints and Sinners on Horseback Volume I we meet saints, sinners, and their horses, mules, and donkeys on the road. Whether saint, sinner, or simply all too human, the medieval individual’s connection to equids reflected relationships with other animals, the rest of humanity, and with the deity. Knowledge of horses permeated hagiographies and homilies, histories and biographies. Equids were recruited in commentaries on morality and Christian duty. In a world in which equids are not so readily encountered, Saints and Sinners on Horseback informs the modern reader about the essential part played by horses in medieval life, literature, and belief.
Dr. Miriam A. Bibby FSA Scot is an equine historian, author, and editor. She is Vice President of the Equine History Collective, an international group of equine history scholars, and co-editor-in-chief of Cheiron, the International Journal of Equine and Equestrian History. Miriam has worked as an academic, museum curator, and heritage consultant. This is the second volume in Trivent’s Rewriting Equestrian History series that she has edited, and two more are forthcoming.
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