Tagged: Horse

Call for papers: Session on Medieval Equestrianism at the International Medieval Congress 2017, Leeds

Medieval Equestrianism at the International Medieval Congress 2017, Leeds Following the success of edieval equestrianism sessions at the International medieval congress (IMC) Leeds 2016, we invite papers for special sessions on medieval equestrian history for the IMC at Leeds in 2017. We welcome papers on theoretical and practical aspects of medieval equestrianism, as...

MAD at Leeds (International Medieval Congress, 4-7 July 2016)

The Medieval Animal Dat-network will organize as usual several sessions and roundtable during the International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 4-7 July 2016). This year, the Special Thematic Strand is ‘Food, Feast & Famine’. Once again the line between animal and human blurs as people in the Middle Ages across Europe used ideas about what...

Book: The Horse in the Medieval Culture (Micrologus Library, 2015)

Le cheval dans la culture médiévale Editors: Bernard Andenmatten, Agostino Paravicini Bagliani, Eva Pibiri XII-386 p., € 60 Series: Micrologus’ Library, 69 Firenze, SISMEL, ed. Del Galuzzo, 2015 ISBN: 978-88-8450-655-9 Contents Préface, A. Paravicini Bagliani. LE CHEVAL DANS LA TRADITION OCCIDENTALE A. Kehnel, Le sacrifice du cheval. Une brève histoire de sa découverte d’Hérodote...

Mâcon, Bibliothèque municipale, Ms 1, f. 211, 15th Century

Call for papers: Animals at Court (Munich, 8-10 December 2016)

Place: Department of History, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, German Organisation: Society for Court Studies, German Committee, Historisches Seminar der LMU München Dates: 08.12.2016 – 10.12.2016 Call for papers deadline: 8 December 2015 Argument Whoever does research on courts encounters, if only peripherally, animals: from horses to hounds, falcons to fleas. Animals at court included...

Fig 6: Doppelguldiner (presentation coin) of Emperor Maximilian I, 1509, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. 26261.14. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Knights and destriers: representations and symbolism of the medieval warhorse in medieval art

The horse is a common figure in medieval art. This is especially the case within the context of military representations, among which one often finds the figure of the knight riding his noble steed. Indeed, the horse cannot be dissociated from knighthood, a new military form of nobility that arose in the eleventh century....