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67 p, 5.4 MB "Go Tell the Assyrians, Thou Who Passest By, That Here, Obedient to Their Laws, We Lie..." / Backer, Fabrice De (University of Vienna. Aloïs Musil Centrer for Oriental Archaeology)
This paper deals with a topic hardly studied by our fellow scholars: the management of casualties during the aftermath of a victorious battle for the Neo-Assyrians. The paper will propose a typology of casualties according to different points of their different kinds of status, plus some questions on some problems still encountered by modern soldiers nowadays.
Historiae, Núm. 17 (2020) , p. 25-91 (Articles)  
57 p, 3.3 MB Tu Quoque Philippi : Eannatum's Phalanx / Backer, Fabrice De (University of Vienna. Aloïs Musil Center for Oriental Studies)
The Stele of the Vultures displays Eannatum of Lagash fighting at the head of his phalanx, mostly composed of pikemen and shield-bearers. This formation requires a basic training for managers and soldiers, based on a particular conception of a group combat formation. [...]
Historiae, Núm. 16 (2019) , p. 29-85  
27 p, 572.4 KB "Ce fameux bâton qu'on a dans sa giberne" : So you want to be an Assyrian Officer? / Backer, Fabrice De (University of Vienna. Aloïs Musil Center for Oriental Studies)
Ce fameux bâton qu'on a dans sa giberne", this famous staff we all have in our cartridge box, is a reference to a French proverb employed in the armies of Napoléon Ier. This quote meant that the most common private had virtually all the chances to receive the staff of field-marshall, the highest military dignity, in his cartridge box. [...]
Historiae, Núm. 12 (2015) , p. 37-63 (Articles)  
29 p, 3.7 MB The Smallest Neo-Assyrian Combat Unit / Backer, Fabrice De (University of Vienna. Aloïs Musil Center for Oriental Studies)
For more than two centuries, scholars have thought that the Neo-Assyrians sorted their battle lines according to the classes of the fighters: firstly the chariots, then the horsemen, then the infantrymen. [...]
Historiae, Núm. 11 (2014) , p. 19-47  
34 p, 1.6 MB Cooking for the Vultures / Backer, Fabrice De
This paper investigates the tactics and phases of combat employed during the Early Dynastic period, i. e. the IIIrd Millennium B. C. , in Mesopotamia according to the visual and archaeological data recovered. [...]
Historiae, Núm. 10 (2013) , p. 51-84  
39 p, 4.1 MB Le casque bombé à cimier dans les tactiques de combat néo-assyriennes / Backer, Fabrice De
The present paper investigates the adoption of the crested helmet and its manifestations between the IXth and the VIIIth century B. C. in the Neo-Assyrian military establishment. The introduction of new fighting tactics during the reigns of Ashurnasirpal II and Salmanazar III deeply influenced the composition of the Neo-Assyrian armies of Tiglath-Pileser III and his successors.
Historiae, Núm. 9 (2012) , p. 31-69  
29 p, 2.3 MB Siege-shield and scale armour. : Reciprocal predominance and common evolution / Backer, Fabrice De
As it appears on the earliest depictions of military materials, Early Dynastic people used a huge shield during the sieges of cities, in order to protect their archers shooting at the defenders. In the meantime, the neck, chest and sides of these besieging soldiers were protected with the primitive models of the scale-armour. [...]
Historiae, Núm. 8 (2011) , p. 1-29  
25 p, 723.3 KB Neo-assyrian siege redoubts tactics : some issues / Backer, Fabrice De (Université de Strasbourg) ; Université Catholique de Louvain
This paper deals with the neo-assyrian siege redoubts, although not as a decorative, visual motif, but more as a genuine military tactic put in use and depicted for its efficiency. Reading this paper, one will be provided with clues on the shooting discipline of the neo-assyrian siege-archers during the fights.
Historiae, Núm. 7 (2010) , p. 1-25  

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