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Lafayette C Curtis




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PostPosted: Fri 03 Oct, 2008 1:12 am    Post subject: What the four-letter-word was a manglavion?         Reply with quote

Does anybody have information about the Byzantine weapon known as the manglavion? I've seen some (secondary) sources refer to it as a whip and other saying that it was a club, but I couldn't tell which opinion is true because I haven't managed to get any primary sources with the relevant information yet. Or is it simply that there's not enough information to make any firm judgements about the matter?
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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Sat 04 Oct, 2008 5:11 am    Post subject: What the four-letter-word was a manglavion?         Reply with quote

I think you are right, Lafayette. Manglavion is a whip and the word is derived from the Arabic mijlab.
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Lafayette C Curtis




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PostPosted: Sat 04 Oct, 2008 7:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Any reliable sources for that, then? I'd be especially happy if anyone can find some sort of serious scholarly work that can clear up the constant confusion I see between the manglavion and the menavlion.
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