Describes Evolution Of The Frankish Panoply From The Merovingian To The Carolingian Period. Compares It To The Roman Legionnaire?

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As the Roman army ranks were overwhelmed by the intrusion of the Germanic Barbarians, the Roman Army eventually became "barbarianized" and the end of the heavy infantryman. It is, however, ironic that as the Roman Legionnaire evolved from the large rectangular shield and the heavy shorter sax of a foot soldier to the specialized units (with more and more emphasis on the horse), that the Germans and Franks were still "essentially a people of the forest, which precluded the extensive use of cavalry" (Beeler 8). The Franks were basically a light-armed infantry based army--with no armor, small oval shields, and a mixture of arms that included swords, javelins, and franciscas--that still relied upon wild unorganized rushes or the antiquated defensive phalanx for victory.It was through the Frankish system of requiring armed service to the king that led to the eventual rise and dominance of the mounted soldier. As the basis of the Frankish army relied upon the landwehr for its masses, it was the evolution of the mounted soldier into the elite warrior that led to the overall change in Frankish warfare and armament. At first these mounted soldiers were better armored, and possibly rode into battle (therefore increasing mobility) and then dismounted to actually commence fighting. However, it was the introduction of the stirrup to the Frankish army that transformed the Frankish horsemen into the master of the European battlefield.Through the use of the stirrup, a knight could "strap" in to deliver a more powerful thrust with a lance or he could securely "stand up" while astride the horse to deliver a more powerful, downward blow with his sword. The stirrup was also invaluable at keeping the horseman seated in his saddle, and this combination of mobility, armor, armament, and stability quickly secured the advantage that the cavalryman would maintain over the common foot soldier (essentially until the introduction of the...

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