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Jinetes, 16th Century. Set 1 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Red Box 72076

Theme: Military

Era : 1501-1799

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Figures

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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Hinete is a generalized name for riders, light cavalry, and everything related to riding in the Ibero-Roman and Latin American countries. The art of hinete was strongly influenced by the Arab traditions of horse breeding during the period of the existence of Muslim Spain (Al-Andalus), when nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes of Arabs and Berbers penetrated the Iberian Peninsula. Etymologically, the word goes back to the Berber root zenet, a generalized medieval name for the nomadic peoples of West Africa, from which the modern Sanhaji descend. The art of khinete was adopted by Christians and used by them in the fight against the Moors themselves during the Reconquista.
During the Reconquista, the armies of the Christian states of Spain clashed on the battlefield with Muslim troops, largely consisting of light cavalry. Taking this into account, as well as the rugged nature of the terrain in most of the Iberian Peninsula, the “classic” knightly tactics: a powerful frontal horse attack by men-at-arms in close-knit battle formations, characteristic of other Western European countries of that era, was poorly applicable in Spain. Until the middle of the 14th century, when English and French knights arrived in Spain in large numbers and brought with them the experience of the battles of the Hundred Years War, Spanish military art emphasized the defense / siege of fortresses and "small war" (ambushes and raids) while evading large field battles. battles. Jean Froissart, expressing the point of view of the veterans of the Hundred Years War, wrote about the Spaniards.