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Byzantine Armies 886-1118 : Men-at-Arms - Ian;McBride,Angus Heath

Byzantine Armies 886-1118

Men-at-Arms

Paperback Published: 5th July 1979
ISBN: 9780850453065
Number Of Pages: 48

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The Byzantines had a remarkably sophisticated approach to politics and military strategy. Unlike most of their contemporaries, they learnt very early in their history that winning a battle did not necessarily win a war, and they frequently bought off their enemies with treaties and bribes rather than squander men and mat�riel in potentially fruitless campaigns. The Byzantine army of the 10th and early 11th centuries, at the height of its power and efficiency, was the best-organised, best-trained, best-equipped and highest-paid in the known world. This splendid book by Ian Heath examines the Byzantine Armies from 886-1118, including the lusty, hard-fighting, hard-drinking 'barbarian' Varangian guard.

Introduction . Organization . The Tagmata . The Varangian Guard . The Theme System . The Terrible Day: Manzikert 1071 . The Post-Manzikurt Period . The Plates

ISBN: 9780850453065
ISBN-10: 0850453062
Series: Men-at-Arms
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 5th July 1979
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 18.5  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1