Byzantium and Its Army, 284-1081
This is a study of the role of the army in the Byzantine state. The author traces the army's impact on the Byzantine state and society from its reorganization under Diocletian (284-305) to its disintegration in the aftermath of the battle of Manzikert (1071). He examines changes in military organization, size and finance, problems of evidence, and the influence of army requirements on the general Byzantine economy through its dominant share of the state budget and extensive arrangements for military supplies.
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Review: Byzantium and Its Army, 284-1081User Review - Robert - Goodreads
Amazing discussion of the transformation of the Late Roman army into the Byzantine Army. The chapter on numbers is worth the book alone. I am constantly surprised that this book is not more well known ... Read full review
Review: Byzantium and Its Army, 284-1081User Review - Xthun - Goodreads
Byzantium is fascinating, but this book is rather matter of fact, not too colorful Read full review