POSTPONED: “All the King's Horses and Men: The Royal Stables of Renaissance Spain”


**** This event has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. For inquires, please write to [email protected] ****

Join the National Association of Scholars and First Things magazine for a lecture and Q&A on Thursday, March 19th.

In the sixteenth century, the influential Neapolitan riding academy developed the precursor of dressage, and a groundbreaking treatise on equine anatomy was published in Venice in 1598. Vigorous Iberian equestrian and equine medical traditions tempered Italian influence in Spain, however: Spanish elites exercised a distinctive style of riding, and Spanish equine doctors published their own genre of medical treatises. Janice Gunther Martin will examine how Spaniards in this context responded to Italian developments.


All the King's Horses and Men
The Royal Stables of Renaissance Spain

Thursday, March 19, 2020
6:00 PM

First Things Editorial Offices
9 East 40th Street, Tenth Floor
New York, New York


Ms. Martin is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame where she researches how humans engage and define the natural world and their place within it, with a particular focus on science and medicine during the early modern period. Ms. Martin is the 2019 Fraser Barron Scholar and used the funds of this scholarship to continue her research on the relationship between the Italian and the Spanish Renaissance which she will present at this lecture. 

By Rosa Bonheur - Metropolitan Museum of Art, Public Domain

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