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Stratum plus. 2014. No.6

I. P. Vozny (Chernivtsi, Ukraine)

Shock Weapons during the 12th — Early 13th Centuries on the Territory of Northern Bukovina

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Pages: 55-64

The article considers strike weapons which were discovered on ancient archaeological sites between the Upper Prut and the Middle Dniester area. Short distance weapons by their use can be divided into strike-piercing, strike-slashing, and, additionally, strike-pounding. The author offers a typology of such weapons as spear, pike, axes, maces and flails and suggests broad analogies with other related areas. It implies that the warfare on the researched territory was highly developed and close contact with other lands of Ancient Rus’.

Keywords: Northern Bukovina, 12th —13th cc., spear, pike, axe, mace, flail, sulitsa, strike-piercing weapons, strike-slashing weapon, strike-pounding weapon

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Igor Vozny
(Chernivtsi, Ukraine). Doctor of Historical Sciences. Yuriu Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University. Kafedralnaya St., 2, Chernivtsi, 58012, Ukraine
E-mail: [email protected]

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