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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

Paperback Published: 1st July 1999
ISBN: 9781857284959
Number Of Pages: 400

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Warfare, State and Society in the Byzantine World is the first comprehensive study of warfare and the Byzantine world from the sixth to the twelfth century.
The book examines Byzantine attitudes to warfare, the effects of war on society and culture, and the relations between the soldiers, their leaders and society. The communications, logistics, resources and manpower capabilities of the Byzantine Empire are explored to set warfare in its geographical as well as historical context. In addition to the strategic and tactical evolution of the army, this book analyses the army in campaign and in battle, and its attitudes to violence in the context of the Byzantine Orthodox Church.
The Byzantine Empire has an enduring fascination for all those who study it, and Warfare, State and Society is a colourful study of the central importance of warfare within it.

"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