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VII International Conference in memoriam German Fyodorov-Davydov

V. N. Chkhaidze (Moscow, Russian Federation)

The Military Organization of the Nomads of the Crimea in 12th—14th Centuries

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Pages: 302-304

The report presents differentiate according to the degree of arms 49 male burials kochevnikov medieval (12th—14th centuries), which were identified in 56 cemeteries in the Crimea. Based on the analysis of materials, three groups of military burials of nomads: 1. Heavily armed cavalry with metal protective arms and a full set of weapons and melee; 2. Cavalry without defensive arms, or with a non-metallic armor, also with a full set of chopping weapons and ranged weapons; 3. Light cavalry armed only with bows and arrows, swords rarely. The picture presented of the military organization of the Polovtsian society in Crimea, which existed until the inclusion in the composition of the Polovtsian troops of the Golden Horde.

Keywords: the Crimea, medieval nomads, burials, military organization, Cumans

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Victor N. Chkhaidze.
Candidate of Historical Sciences. Institute of archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Address: Dmitry Ulyanov St., 19, Moscow, 117036, Russian Federation 
E-mail: [email protected]

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