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Byzantine Armies, 886-1118 / text by Ian Heath ; colour plates by Angus McBride.

Heath, Ian, 1952- (Author). McBride, Angus, (illustrator.).

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Mooresville PL - Mooresville J 355.009 HEA (Text) 37323001923633 CHILD_NON In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0850453062 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780850453065 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 40 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: London : Osprey Pub., [1979]

Content descriptions

General Note: Captions to color plates also in French and German.
Summary, etc.: "The Byzantines had a remarkably sophisticated approach to politics and military strategy. Unlike most of their contemporaries, they learnt very early in their history that winning a battle did not necessarily win a war, and they frequently bought off their enemies with treaties and bribes rather than squander men and matériel in potentially fruitless campaigns. The Byzantine army of the 10th and early 11th centuries, at the height of its power and efficiency, was the best-organised, best-trained, best-equipped and highest-paid in the known world. This splendid book by Ian Heath examines the Byzantine Armies from 886-1118, including the lusty, hard-fighting, hard-drinking 'barbarian' Varangian guard." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Byzantine Empire > History, Military.
Byzantine Empire > Military life.
Military art and science > History > Medieval, 500-1500.

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