Study the arms of the medieval period. Which weapons were preferred by infantry and cavalry through the different periods of the Middle Ages?
Due to the victorious conquest of the barbarians into Europe, the Romans were eventually defeated, therefore altering the weaponry that would dominate the battlefield of the Early Middle Ages (DeVries 9). As it was the Carolingian Empire that dominated this period, it is only right that there most "predominant weapon" get the first mention--the spear. The spear, although introduced in prehistoric periods and used extensively by the Roman Legionnaire, was slightly altered to adhere to the overhaul experienced by the Frankish army under Charlemagne. In 792 he issued his Capitulare missoru…
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