The Medieval Horse and Its Equipment C 1150 c 1450

Over 400 recent finds associated with horses and excavated in London, from the utilitarian to the highly decorated, illustrated and discussed.

Author: John Clark

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843830979

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 185

View: 859

Over 400 recent finds associated with horses and excavated in London, from the utilitarian to the highly decorated, illustrated and discussed.

The Medieval Horse

Inside The Medieval Horse you will learn about the Middle Ages and discover how horses defined this time period by shedding light on the daily hardships people faced.

Author: Gloria Austin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781733986076

Category: History

Page: 48

View: 213

After the fall of Rome and before the Renaissance, people lived within a grim era known as the Dark Ages. Inside The Medieval Horse you will learn about the Middle Ages and discover how horses defined this time period by shedding light on the daily hardships people faced. You'll understand the various roles people held in society, and the different horse breeds bred for them. From battling in war to harvesting crops, the horse was the ultimate survival tool of this time. "During the Middle Ages - the world became very interconnected. There were horses used everywhere for many things."

The Medieval Horse and Its Equipment C 1150 c 1450

The book also deals with the size and power of the medieval horse, including the size of a knight's Great Horse, and why it took three horses to haul a medieval cart.

Author: Museum of London

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN:

Category: Archaeology, Medieval

Page: 185

View: 900

Horses played a vital role in medieval life. This catalogue describes and illustrates over 400 medieval finds, associated with horses, excavated in London in recent years. It includes harness, horseshoes, spurs and curry combs, and ranges from everyday artefacts to highly wrought decorative pieces. An introductory chapter surveys the role of the horse and horse husbandry in medieval London, discussing the use of pack-horses and carts in and around London, and the function of the marshal or farrier. The book also deals with the size and power of the medieval horse, including the size of a knight's Great Horse, and why it took three horses to haul a medieval cart.


Horse Breeding in the Medieval World

Examines horse breeding around the world during the period.

Author: Charles Gladitz

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 187

Examines horse breeding around the world during the period. Looks at methods and techniques in sedentary and mobile economies, concentrating mainly on the Middle Ages, but the ideas of classical authors are assembled fully for comparison with those of medieval Arab and non-Arab authors. A conclusion

The Horse in Premodern European Culture

This volume provides a unique introduction to the most topical issues, advances, and challenges in medieval horse history.

Author: Anastasija Ropa

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1501514016

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 340

This volume provides a unique introduction to the most topical issues, advances, and challenges in medieval horse history. Medievalists who have a long-standing interest in horse history, as well as those seeking to widen their understanding of horses in medieval society will find here informed and comprehensive treatment of chapters from disciplines as diverse as archaeology, legal, economic and military history, urban and rural history, art and literature. The themes range from case studies of saddles and bridles, to hippiatric treatises, to the medieval origins of dressage literary studies. It shows the ubiquitous – and often ambiguous – role of the horse in medieval culture, where it was simultaneously a treasured animal and a means of transport, a military machine and a loyal companion. The contributors, many of whom have practical knowledge of horses, are drawn from established and budding scholars working in their areas of expertise.

The Medieval Horse and Its Equipment C 1150 c 1450

Author: Museum of London

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN:

Category: Archaeology, Medieval

Page: 185

View: 307

Horses played a vital role in medieval life. This catalogue describes and illustrates over 400 medieval finds, associated with horses, excavated in London in recent years. It includes harness, horseshoes, spurs and curry combs, and ranges from everyday artefacts to highly wrought decorative pieces. An introductory chapter surveys the role of the horse and horse husbandry in medieval London, discussing the use of pack-horses and carts in and around London, and the function of the marshal or farrier. The book also deals with the size and power of the medieval horse, including the size of a knight's Great Horse, and why it took three horses to haul a medieval cart.

The Horse in the Middle Ages

Ann Hyland discusses the working horse, warhorse, horse breeding and trading and the whole infrastructure of grooms, farriers, wheelwrights and cordwainers which kept the mediaeval equine world running.

Author: Ann Hyland

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 877

Comprehensive and illustrated study of the horse in the mediaeval and early Tudor period. Ann Hyland discusses the working horse, warhorse, horse breeding and trading and the whole infrastructure of grooms, farriers, wheelwrights and cordwainers which kept the mediaeval equine world running.

The Medieval Warhorse

A study and history of the horse bred especially for warfare

Author: Ralph Henry Carless Davis

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500251027

Category: Animals

Page: 144

View: 322

A study and history of the horse bred especially for warfare

The Horse in Celtic Culture

The first volume ever to focus on the horse in Celtic culture. It is therefore not only of general interest, but it is important in the wider context of horsemanship and military tactics in medieval Britain and Europe.

Author: Sioned Davies

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 794

The first volume ever to focus on the horse in Celtic culture. It is therefore not only of general interest, but it is important in the wider context of horsemanship and military tactics in medieval Britain and Europe. It draws on pagan Celtic religion, archaeology, iconography, linguistics, literary sources and folklore to give a general picture of the horse in Celtic culture.

Game of Thrones and the Medieval Art of War

well-trained mount—which was why the medieval destrier was a compact
muscular horse like an old-style quarter horse or a slightly oversize Lipizzaner,
not a lumbering draft breed, like people use in modern jousting shows. Drafts
have their ...

Author: Ken Mondschein

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786499702

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 560

George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels and HBO's Game of Thrones series depict a medieval world at war. But how accurate are they? The author, an historian and medieval martial arts expert, examines in detail how authentically Martin's fictional world reflects the arms and armor, fighting techniques and siege warfare of the Middle Ages. Along the way, he explores the concept of "medievalism"--modern pop culture's idea of the Middle Ages.

Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk

This volume discusses and catalogues all examples of armorial devices from horse furniture known from the Norfolk SMR.

Author: Steven Ashley

Publisher: East Anglian Archaeology

ISBN: 9780905594347

Category: Social Science

Page: 70

View: 951

This volume discusses and catalogues all examples of armorial devices from horse furniture known from the Norfolk SMR. In what is a vaulable reference tool for archaeologists and military historians alike, the volume presents all manner of 12th- to 14th-century pendants, studs, mounts and badges which depict geometric patterns, animals, buildings, plants, humans, monsters and everyday items. Fine line drawings illustrate 246 objects. The volume includes a glossary of technical and decorative terms.


Weapons and Fighting Techiniques of the Medieval Warrior

Written in an accessible style for the non-expert, the book shows how the development of new weapons technology and techniques came to change the face of European warfare from 1,000 to 1,500 AD.

Author: Martin J. Dougherty

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785834257

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 847

Weapons and Fighting Techniques of the Medieval warrior offers an highly-illustrated fact-filled introduction to the weaponry and fighting methods of the Middles Ages. Divided into four chapters, the main types of Medieval warrior are covered separately: mounted knights, foot soldiers, missile troops and siege engineers and sappers. The popular image of the mounted knight dominating the battlefields of Medieval warfare was far more compelled. Although rarely celebrated in Medieval art or literature, the weapons, technology, and techniques of the ordinary foot soldiers, such as the longbow men and pike-armed landsknechts, had a revolutionary impact on the development of warfare in the middle ages. Disciplined groups of archers were able to defeat better-armored and numerically superior forces of noble knights at battles such as Crecy (1346) and Agincourt (1415), while the development of tightly packed formations of pikemen came to definite military encounters from the early fifteenth century. More significantly, the introduction of gunpowder weapons in the mid fifteenth century had a fundamentally democratizing effect on the way battles were fought and ended the power of heavily-armored cavalry. Written in an accessible style for the non-expert, the book shows how the development of new weapons technology and techniques came to change the face of European warfare from 1,000 to 1,500 AD.

A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age

J. Rackham , “ Physical Remains of Medieval Horses , ” in J. Clark ( ed . ) , The
Medieval Horse and Its Equipment , c . 1150 - c . 1450 ( London : HMSQ , 1995 ) ,
pp . 19–32 , at p . 22 ; Ibid . , “ Appendix : Skeletal Evidence of Medieval Horses ...

Author: Brigitte Resl

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781845203696

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 703

Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2008 A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age investigates the changing roles of animals in medieval culture, economy and society in the period 1000 to 1400. The period saw significant changes in scientific and philosophical approaches to animals as well as their representation in art. Animals were omnipresent in medieval everyday life. They had enormous importance for medieval agriculture and trade and were also hunted for food and used in popular entertainments. At the same time, animals were kept as pets and used to display their owner's status, whilst medieval religion attributed complex symbolic meanings to animals. A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age presents an overview of the period and continues with essays on the position of animals in contemporary symbolism, hunting, domestication, sports and entertainment, science, philosophy, and art.

Types of Horses

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 9781155686639

Category:

Page: 194

View: 770

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 52. Chapters: List of horse breeds, Warmblood, Horses in the Middle Ages, Gelding, Stallion, Wild horse, Purebred, Heavy warmblood, Feral horse, Mare, Draft horse, Foal, Mountain and moorland pony breeds, Cob, Packhorse, Destrier, Yearling, Sport horse, Hack, Palfrey, Polo pony, Iberian horse, Riding Pony, Bronco, Jennet, Grade horse, Colonial Spanish Horse, Parade horse, Field hunter, Oriental horse, German Warmblood, Baise horse, AQPS, Courser, Stock horse, Rouncey, Gaited horse, Filly, Baroque horse, Colt, Garron, New Zealand Warmblood Horse Association, Ridgling, Cayuse, Windsor Grey, Weanling, Steppe horse, Cow pony. Excerpt: Horses in the Middle Ages differed in size, build and breed from the modern horse, and were, on average, smaller. They were also more central to society than their modern counterparts, being essential for war, agriculture, and transport. Consequently, specific types of horse developed, many of which have no modern equivalent. While an understanding of modern horse breeds and equestrianism is vital for any analysis of the medieval horse, researchers also need to consider documentary (both written and pictorial) and archeological evidence. Horses in the Middle Ages were rarely differentiated by breed, but rather by use. This led them to be described, for example, as "chargers" (war horses), "palfreys" (riding horses), cart horses or packhorses. Reference is also given to their place of origin, such as "Spanish horses," but whether this referred to one breed or several is unknown. Another difficulty arising during any study of medieval documents or literature is the flexibility of the medieval languages, where several words can be used for one thing (or, conversely, several objects are described by one word). Words such as 'courser' and 'charger' are used interchangeably (even within one document), and whe...

A Knight and His Horse

Describes the horses used by knights in the Middle Ages, as well as the equipment and weapons they used in battle.

Author: R. Ewart Oakeshott

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780802312976

Category: History

Page: 123

View: 178

Describes the horses used by knights in the Middle Ages, as well as the equipment and weapons they used in battle.

The Warhorse 1250 1600

A textbook on the history of the warhorse, looking at its importance and how its role changed.

Author: Ann Hyland

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 929

A textbook on the history of the warhorse, looking at its importance and how its role changed.


War Horse

Traces the history of the horse in warfare from it's early appearance up through the history of the horse as an implement of war, detailing horse use in various eras. Weaponry developed and used to oppose horsemen is detailed as well.

Author: Louis A. DiMarco

Publisher: Westholme Pub Llc

ISBN: 9781594160349

Category: History

Page: 415

View: 894

Traces the history of the horse in warfare from it's early appearance up through the history of the horse as an implement of war, detailing horse use in various eras. Weaponry developed and used to oppose horsemen is detailed as well.