Byzantine Warfare

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John F. Haldon
Ashgate, 2007 - History - 582 pages
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Warfare was an integral part of the operations of the medieval eastern Roman, or Byzantine, Empire, both in its organization, as well as in social thinking and political ideology. This volume presents a selection of articles dealing with key aspects of Byzantine attitudes to war and violence, with military administration and organization at tactical and strategic levels, weapons and armaments and war-making itself; discussions which make an important contribution to answering the questions of how and why the empire survived as long as it did.

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This book is a Feistscrift primarily by Haldon, Walter Emil Kaegi and some others. It deals with logistics, some Poliorcetics, armour styles etc…very eclectic. Filling in some holes in our picture of ... Read full review


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John Haldon is Professor of Byzantine History at Princeton University. His research focuses on the history of the early and middle Byzantine period, on medieval state structures across the European and Islamic worlds, on the appropriation and distribution of resources in pre-industrial societies, and on logistical systems. He has published many books and articles, including Byzantium in the Iconoclast Era (ca 680-850): The Sources (Ashgate 2001) and State, Army and Society in Byzantium: Approaches to Military, Social and Administrative History, 6th-12th Centuries (Ashgate).

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