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armor, Body

armor, Body  

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Warriors have protected their bodies against the weapons of their opponents since the dawn of warfare. Generally, the type of armour worn has been appropriate to the nature of the ...
Avars

Avars  

A member of a nomadic equestrian people from central Asia who built up a large kingdom in SE Europe from the 6th century but were conquered by Charlemagne (791–9).
cavalry

cavalry  

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ˈkævǝlrē1 pl. -ies usually treated as pl. soldiers who fought on horseback.2 a branch of an army made up of such soldiers.3 modern soldiers who fight in armored vehicles.[...]
Chariot Mounts and Horse Fittings

Chariot Mounts and Horse Fittings  

Bronze chariot mounts, formed of an ornamented double ring mounted on a socket, have been described as rein guides or “shock absorber” supports; several examples attributed to the 4th C. ...
horse

horse  

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N.1 cavalry: forty horse and sixty foot.2 a horizontal bar, rail, or rope in the rigging of a sailing ship for supporting something.v. (usually be horsed) provide (a person or vehicle) with a horse ...
iron

iron  

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The new technical processes which introduced the widespread use of iron to the Mediterranean seem to have originated between the 13th and the 9th cents. bc. Iron was used for Mycenaean jewellery, and ...
knighthood

knighthood  

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The special honour bestowed upon a man by dubbing (when he is invested with the right to bear arms) or by admission to one of the orders of chivalry. In England the emergence of knighthood was slow ...
lance

lance  

A lance is the emblem of St Jude, St Thomas the Apostle, St Gereon, a 4th-century martyr of Cologne, and St Maurice.
military revolution

military revolution  

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Military revolutions have taken place throughout history, and one of the greatest may be underway now. They involve major changes in the conduct of war and in military organization and ...

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