The Byzantine Art of War

The Byzantine Art of War

by Michael J. Decker

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594162718
Publisher: Westholme Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Edition description: 1
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


MICHAEL J. DECKER is Maroulis Professor of Byzantine History at the University of South Florida. He has worked extensively on the archaeology and history of the Byzantine state in the Middle East and North Africa. His numerous publications include Tilling the Hateful Earth (Oxford, 2010), an exploration of economy and society in the Levant in the centuries prior to the Islamic conquests.

Table of Contents

List of Maps vi

Introduction vii

1 Historical Overview 1

2 Leadership 41

3 Organization, Recruitment, and Training 66

4 Equipment and Logistics 93

5 Strategy and Tactics 128

6 Enemies of Byzantium 162

7 The Byzantine Army at War 179

8 The Byzantine Art of War 213

Glossary 233

Notes 235

Bibliography 249

Index 257

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