Querfeldein im 'leichten Sitz' statt Kapriole und Courbette: Reitkultur und Kulturtransfer

Translated title of the contribution: Riding culture and cultural transfer during the Personal Union

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In 18th-century Britain, horse-riding (as an end in itself, not just a means of transport) took a development distinctly different from the continent. Instead of the courtly art of Haute Ecole, racing and fox-hunting became the pursuit of the landed gentry and “merchant-aristocrats”, with concepts such as ‘sports’ and ‘leisure’ emerging from this practice. The different riding styles reflect and exemplify different political and socio-economic as well as new ideals of virility. The article explores if and when the British style of riding was adopted on the continent and whether the Personal Union between Britain and Hanover facilitated cultural transfer in this respect.
Translated title of the contributionRiding culture and cultural transfer during the Personal Union
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationAls der Sport nach Hannover kam
Subtitle of host publicationGeschichte und Rezeption eines Kulturtransfers zwischen England und Norddeutschland vom 18. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert
Place of PublicationMünster
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)978ß3ß643ß13152ß2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

Publication series

NameSchriftenreihe des Niedersächsischen Instituts für Sportgeschichte


  • Riding, hunting, sports, leisure, virility, Personal Union, Haute Ecole.


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