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THE GEOGRAPHY OF BYZANTINE WARFARE
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able advance Alexios allies ambush Anatolia appear Arab archers army Asia Minor attack attempt Balkans battle began broken Bryennios Bulgar Byzantine camp campaign cavalry central centre century charge commander Constantinople continued Danube defeat detachment discipline divisions east eastern Roman effective emperor empire encampment enemy established fact field armies fighting flank followed forces fortress front frontier garrison guards imperial important infantry Italy lands later major Manzikert marched middle military mounted move Muslim Narses Norman numbers officers once pass period Persian plain position probably pushing raids recruited region remained reported result river road Roman route seems Seljuk sent side siege situation sixth soldiers sources strategic substantial successful supplies tactical taken territory took train troops Turkish Turks turned units victory warfare western wing withdraw