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Тактика и вооружение отрядов росов и варангов на византийской службе Х-ХII вв.
The Tactics and Armament of Ros’ and Varangian Detachments at Byzantine Service in 10th-12th Centuries

Author(s): Oleg M. Lugowy
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Military history, Middle Ages, 6th to 12th Centuries
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Tactics; Armament of Ros’; Varangian Detachments; Rus’; Byzantium

Summary/Abstract: The author examines features of tactics and armament typical for mercenaries from Scandinavia and Rus’ at Byzantine service, who were mainly used as horse troops. The author also studies the term known as peleki, which was the wide-spread arm among the Varangians, and the Byzantine influence on armament in general.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 472-477
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Russian