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Domestic Military Problems
of Strategic Surprise against the Persians 209213
Africa Ammianus Anatolia appears Arab archers Arian Armenian Asia Minor Asian attempt authority Belisarius bell Boor Byzantine army Byzantium Caesarea Caliphate campaign Catholic cause century Christian church civil commanders concerning conquest Constantine Constantinople continued course critical death decisive early eastern eleventh century emperor especially evidence existence expedition fact Festugière fifth century followed forces Haury-Wirth Heraclius Hist historian iconoclastic imperial important indicate institutions interesting internal Italy John Julian Justinian Komentiolos late later Leipzig letter lines major mention Michael Middle military Naissus Nicephorus noted offer officers origin pagan Paris Perhaps period Persian Phocas political position possible Priscus probably problems Procop Procopius question reason rebel rebellion received recent references reign religious remained revolt Roman Roman Empire seems seventh significant soldiers sources successful themes Theodore Theophanes took troops Turks units vand Vandals various wished