Mesopotamia / Mesopotamia (Universitaria) (Spanish Edition) by Georges Roux

By Georges Roux

Una obra basic e imprescindible, tanto para los especialistas en Antiguo Oriente como para el público interesado en conocer los orígenes históricos y culturales de los angeles civilización occidental. Especial De Mesopotamia a Irak

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An unusual form of sword that appeared in the 13th century was the falchion, in shape not unlike a butcher's cleaver. Instead of being designed to balance as close to the hand as possible, it had a short blade that was wider and heavier towards the point, to produce a powerful cutting weapon. Daggers were sometimes worn, though seldom are the sheaths shown in art, even when knights are holding the weapon. The blades tapered to a point but otherwise the hilt tended to resemble that of a small sword; the short cross-guard seems in some cases to have curled in tightly towards the blade.

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