The Sarmatian Lance and the Sarmatian Horse-Riding Posture

  title={The Sarmatian Lance and the Sarmatian Horse-Riding Posture},
  author={S. M. Perevalov},
  journal={Anthropology \& Archeology of Eurasia},
  pages={21 - 7}
  • S. M. Perevalov
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • History
  • Anthropology & Archeology of Eurasia
Heavy cavalry formation, introduced by the Sarmatian tribes during the first centuries C.E., can be rightfully considered their most ingenious invention, which subsequently had a great influence on the formation of medieval knighthood (Cardini 1981; Russian translation Cardini 1987). This cavalry was later named "cataphracts" (from the Greek kataphraktos, mailed). The term is borrowed from classical tradition and, in general, it reflects the fact that that the issues of Sarmatians' defensive… 
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