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

1st Edition

By John Haldon


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.


'an admirably rounded, comprehensive and coherent view of the Byzantine state in what was arguably its most important mension' - The Anglo-Hellenic Review

'clear, interesting, thoroughly documented and eminently useful book.' - The Anglo-Hellenic Review

'Byzantine studies need more works like this … this is a book of ambitious scope, with a lot to offer readers across a wide range of expertise.' - History

About the Series

Warfare and History

This new series of single-authored books on war, warfare and society marks a major new publishing initiative in military history for undergraduate students. Covering the whole span of history, the series seeks to encourage works on the impact of war and the preparations for war on social, economic and political developments. The books will eschew the 'battles and generals' approach, and seek to place militarism in context.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General