Warfare, State And Society In The Byzantine World 560-1204

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Routledge, 2002 - History - 400 pages
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Warfare, State and Society in the Byznatine World is the first comprehensive study of the warfare and the Byzantine World from the sixth to the twelfth century.
The book examines Byzantine attitudes to warfare, the effects of war on society and culture, and the relations between the soldiers, their leaders and society. The communications, logistics, resources and manpower capabilities of the Byzantine Empire are explored to set warfare in its geographical as well as historical context. In addition to the strategic and tactical evolution of the army, this book analyses the army in campaign and in battle, and its attitudes to violence in the context of the Byzantine Orthodox Church.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
attitudes to warfare in Byzantium
13
geography and strategy
34
a brief history of East Roman strategic arrangements
67
the administration of military structures
107
campaigns
139
combat
190
7 Warfare and society
234
some concluding remarks
275
Appendices
281
Notes
293
Bibliography
369
Index
377
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John Haldon is Professor of Byzantine History and Hellenic Studies at Princeton University.

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