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The grand strategy of the Byzantine Empire

Author: Edward N Luttwak
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a broad, interpretive account of Byzantine strategy, intelligence, and diplomacy over the course of eight centuries that will appeal to scholars, classicists, military history buffs, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward N Luttwak
ISBN: 9780674035195 0674035194 9780674062078 0674062078 9780674054202 0674054202
OCLC Number: 773983981
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: vi, 498 Seiten ; 24 cm
Contents: * List of Maps * Preface * I. The Invention of Byzantine Strategy *1. Attila and the Crisis of Empire *2. The Emergence of the New Strategy * II. Byzantine Diplomacy: The Myth and the Methods *3. Envoys *4. Religion and Statecraft *5. The Uses of Imperial Prestige *6. Dynastic Marriages *7. The Geography of Power *8. Bulghars and Bulgarians *9. The Muslim Arabs and Turks * III. The Byzantine Art of War *10. The Classical Inheritance *11. The Strategikon of Maurikios *12. After the Strategikon *13. Leo VI and NavalWarfare *14. The Tenth-Century Military Renaissance *15. Strategic Maneuver: Herakleios Defeats Persia * Conclusion: Grand Strategy and the Byzantine "Operational Code" * Appendix: Was Strategy Feasible in Byzantine Times? * Emperors from Constantine I to Constantine XI * Glossary * Notes * Works Cited * Index of Names * General Index
Responsibility: Edward N. Luttwak.

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