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Horsemanship

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
1,547 words
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...of horsemanship that was characterized by two basic styles (or “seats”) in medieval mounted warfare, each dependent on the length of the stirrup leather. The styles were discussed in Iberian horsemanship treatises of the fifteenth century, as for example King Duarte I of Portugal, Livro da ensinança de bem cavalgar toda sela (Book of Instruction on Riding Well in All Saddles, 1438 ), but the realities of these styles were present much earlier. The Spanish term a la jineta referred to the style of the Muslims of al-Andalus, who rode with short...

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