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The Horse in Medieval Law Seminar

25/11/2021 @ 18:00 - 19:00 SAST

Online Event by Horse History in the Middle Ages and Beyond

The second event in the series of virtual events in equestrian history is a seminar The Horse in Medieval Law on 25 November, at 5 pm CET.

The invited speakers are Marieke Röben, who is going to talk about Edictum Rothari (the Lombard law code), Andrew O’Donnghaile and Edgar Rops, who will discuss medieval Irish and Welsh law codes, respectively.

Marieke Röben studied German studies and History at the University of Oldenburg (Germany) and Södertörn University (Sweden), with a focus on early modern and medieval history. Since 2019, she is a research assistant and doctoral student under the supervision of Prof. Philippe Depreux at the University of Hamburg (Germany), researching the role of horses in early medieval society.
In his paper “Types and qualities of horses in early Irish law” Andrew Ó Donnghaile will delve into medieval Irish legal texts to examine various types of horses which existed in early medieval Ireland. This will include a look into the legal text Téchta eich (‘Proper qualities of a horse’), which details specific desired characteristics of horses.

Edgar Rops is Latvia-based independent researcher, whose research interest encompass medieval legal history, folklore and the history of magic. His study of horses in medieval Welsh and Anglo-Saxon law was published in The Horse in Premodern European Culture (www.degruyter.com…).

The event is free, but prior registration is required: forms.gle/rjGGuj9c3WxRTGiU7…

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