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Barlaam and Joasaph
Byzantine, 14th century AD

f.4v Persecution of Christians

Titre : Grec 1128
Date d'édition : 1301-1400
Type : manuscrit
Langue : Grec
Format : Parchemin. - 203 fol. - Peint. - Petit format
Parchment. - 203 folios - Painted. - Small size
Source : Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Grec 1128
Description : JOANNES S. Sabæ monachus. Historia Barlaami monachi et Joasaphi, Indiæ regis
                       JOHN St. Sabas, monk. History of Barlaam, the monk, and Raphael, the king of India.
Description : Barlaami et Joasaphi historia, auctore Joanne, S. Sabæ monacho
                       Story of Barlaam and Raphael, the author is John, a monk of St. Sabas

Referenced as figure 655 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
655A and 655B. Manuscript, A - "Persecution of Christians," B - "Monks taken before the Kings," Barlaam and Joasaph, 14th century AD, Byzantine, Bib. Nat., Ms Grec. 1128, ff. 4v and 116v, Paris (Ners B).
p202: Two basic forms of arm protection were known, the sāʿad or vambrace, and the kaff which seems to have been a type of pauldron or epaulette. While the former was probably of Transoxanian origin (Figs. 61B, 428, 430, 440, 445 and 446), the latter may have corresponded to those flexible upper-arm defences, of leather with or without scale reinforcement, that remained characteristic of Byzantine armour from the 5th to 14th centuries (Figs. 95, 655 and 656).

Monks taken before the Kings. Barlaam and Joasaph, Byzantine, 14th century AD, BnF Grec 1128
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