In the Middle Ages, shaking hands proved that there was no hidden weapon in the back

In the Middle Ages, shaking hands proved that there was no hidden weapon in the back

From the fifth century BC, in Antiquity, we shook hands to establish a confidence pact: no one was going to use this hand to take out his weapon.

Later, the knight presented his hand to show that he was not going to take his sword out of his sheath.

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