Strach – elementy słowiańskiej „wojny psychologicznej” w świetle Strategikonu
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Fear – elements of slavic „psychological warfare” in the light of StrategikonThe purpose of the piece is to present an interdisciplinary analysis of the Early-Slavic military, particularly in the context of battlefield psychology. First, the text studies the behavior of the Slavs before, during and after military engagements, as presented by Early Byzantine authors (particularly the author of Strategikon). Next, the stratagems and schemes employed by Slavs are compared against the contemporary findings in the area of battlefield psychology and social psychology. The results clearly indicate that Slavic warriors were very much aware of their own strengths and weaknesses and could use them to their advantage. The „psychological warfare” practiced by the Slavs was developed by observing human nature and instinctively employing mechanisms described by contemporary science.
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