Warfare, State and Society in the Byzantine World, 565-1204

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Psychology Press, 1999 - History - 389 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

1ntroduction
13
geography and strategy
34
a brief history of East Roman strategic
67
the administration of military structures
107
campaigns
139
combat
190
Warfare and society
234
some concluding remarks
275
Appendices
281
Daily rations
287
Notes
293
Bibliography
369
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Haldon is Professor of Byzantine History and Director of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham.

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