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What kind of weapons did Middle Easterners use from 600 CE to 1500 CE?

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August 19, 2013 10:29PM

There were five general types of weaponry used in the Middle East during this period: Melee, Ranged, Artillery, Siege, and Naval.

Melee: Swords, Scimitars, Lances, Spears, Maces, Axes, Knives, Stilettos, Dirks, Daggers, Puñals, Pole-Arms, Flails, Whips, and several others.

Ranged: Bows & Arrows (including simple, recursive, and long bows), Slings, Crossbows, Javelins, Throwing Knives, Arquebus (and other primitive muskets), and several others.

Artilery: Catapults, Trebuchets, Primitive Canons

Siege: Battering Rams, Siege Towers

Naval: Greek Fire