Three Byzantine Military Treatises

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George T. Dennis
Dumbarton Oaks, Research Library and Collection, Jan 1, 1985 - Political Science - 380 pages
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Threatened on all sides by relentless enemies for a thousand years, the Byzantines needed ready armies and secure borders. To this end, experienced commanders compiled practical handbooks of military strategy. Three such manuals are presented here. The Anonymous Byzantine Treatise on Strategy was written by a retired combat engineer around the middle of the sixth century, while Skirmishing and Campaign Organization and Tactics date from the late tenth century and concern warfare in the mountains along the Syrian frontier and campaigns in the rugged terrain of the Balkans. These treatises provide information not only on tactics and weaponry but also on the motivations of the men who risked their lives to defend the empire.

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Translations of detailed works on the conduct of strategy, skirmishing and campaigning as practiced by the Byzantines. Read full review

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As usual, I am reviewing the edition, not the respective works contained within. Once again, George Dennis has produced a superior work on Byzantine military manuals. This edition includes an ... Read full review

Contents

Treatise on Strategy
136
Skirmishing
137
Campaign Organization and Tactics
167
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