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Warfare, State And Society In The Byzantine World 565-1204 : Warfare and History - John F. Haldon

Warfare, State And Society In The Byzantine World 565-1204

Warfare and History

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This work offers a comprehensive study of warfare and the Byzantine army in the social context. It deals with Byzantine attitudes to warfare, the effects of war on society as a whole both culturally and physically, as well as relationships between soldiers, leaders and society. It also examines the strategic situation of the empire and the state's response to external military pressures in the period from the late 6th-century to the late 12th-century. The strategic geography of the empire, communications, logistics, resources and manpower are also examined, as well as the army's strategic and tactical administrative evolution.

"An impressive work. There is extensive treatment of logistics, some attention to personalities, and a good deal more besides, from pay to religious ceremonies. A very useful book." The NYMAS Newsletter ."

Preface and acknowledgementsp. vi
Abbreviations of journals and collectionsp. viii
Mapsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Fighting for peace: attitudes to warfare in Byzantiump. 13
Warfare and the East Roman state: geography and strategyp. 34
Protect and survive: a brief history of East Roman strategic arrangementsp. 67
Organizing for war: the administration of military structuresp. 107
The army at war: campaignsp. 139
The army at war: combatp. 190
Warfare and societyp. 234
Warfare and society in Byzantium: some concluding remarksp. 275
Appendices
Weights and loadsp. 281
Feeding armies: grainp. 284
Daily rationsp. 287
Notesp. 293
Bibliographyp. 369
Indexp. 377
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ISBN: 9781857284959
ISBN-10: 185728495X
Series: Warfare and History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st July 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.6  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1