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By Gergely Csiky

In Avar-Age Polearms and Edged Weapons, Gergely Csiky deals a presentation of shut wrestle guns of a nomadic inhabitants that migrated from internal Asia to East-Central Europe. throughout the overdue sixth - early seventh centuries, the Avars led winning army campaigns opposed to the Balkan nation-states of the Byzantine Empire, facilitated by way of their cavalry's use of stirrups for the 1st time in Europe. along with the class, production options, fittings, suspension, distribution, and chronology of polearms and edged guns identified from Avar-age burials, a distinct emphasis is laid at the origins and cultural contacts of those guns, between them the 1st edged guns with curved blades: the sabres. The social importance and, functionality of those artefacts is mentioned so that it will position them in nomadic battle.

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