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Early medieval warfare objects from the Central Balkans

Early medieval warfare objects from the Central Balkans

Early medieval warfare objects from the Central Balkans

Jaric, Jelena

MA Thesis in Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest, May (2009)

Abstract

This research focuses on the military collision of the Byzantine army and the barbarians of Indo-European and Asian origin on the territory of Central Balkans in the Early Middle Ages.

Belligerency was always part of history. Every society has its own militant side, as inevitable way of surviving. The weapons, as tools of destruction and violence, represent the darkest side of the human kind. Yet, they are also media for showing social and military status, sometimes origin and belonging to a certain group, as well as technological achievements. The weapons are the best indicators for a military activity; their presence in a given area can be equaled with the army presence.


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