Vie et passion de saint Denis, Traité des reliques, Légende de la passion des dix mille martyrs, Légende de la Véronique ; Chronique abrégée de la naissance de J.-C. à 1112, Continuation de 1120 à 1278. [traduction anonyme en français]. Date d'édition : 1270-1285 Type : manuscrit
A pavise a word stemming from the name of Pavia, in Italy is a large shield of used to protect the entire body. It was primarily used by archers and crossbowmen, particularly during sieges. It was carried by a pavisier, usually an archer, or, especially for the larger ones, by a groom. The pavise was held in place by the pavisier or sometimes deployed in the ground with a spike attached to the bottom. While reloading their weapons, crossbowmen would crouch behind them for shelter.