Bookcover of Menaulion
Booktitle:

Menaulion

Spear, Heavy cavalry, Pole weapon, Flint, Flint

Ceed Publishing (2012-01-12 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-9-66624-9

ISBN-10:
6139666244
EAN:
9786139666249
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The menaulion or menavlion (Greek: μεναύλιον), also menaulon or menavlon (μέναυλον) was a heavy spear with a length of 2.7 to 3.6 meters with a thick shaft, used by the Byzantine infantry as early as the 10th century AD, against enemy heavy cavalry. To give it increased strength, whole oak or cornel saplings were preferably used. These were then tipped with a long blade of ca. 45-50 cm. Its use is attested by emperor Nikephoros Phokas in his treatise Praecepta Militaria, and by Nikephoros Ouranos and Leo VI the Wise in their Taktika. It is also described in the 10th-century treatise known as the Sylloge Tacticorum. The men who were carrying the menaulia (menaulatoi, sing. menaulatos) were deployed behind the battle line and were only ordered to advance in front before the enemy cavalry charge. They seem to have arrayed in a thin line directly in front of the first rank of the battle line, although the Sylloge Tacticorum has the menaulatoi forming well before it, a tactic strongly condemned by Nikephoros Phokas.Another proposed deployment was obliquely on the flanks of a friendly infantry formation, along with javelineers, in an attempt to directly attack the flanks of the advancin
Publishing house:
Ceed Publishing
Website:
http://www.alphascript-publishing.com
Edited by:
Aaron Philippe Toll
Number of pages:
60
Published on:
2012-01-12
Stock:
Available
Category:
Technology
Price:
29.00 €
Keywords:
Spear, combat, Flint, Weapon, fight

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