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The development of the Komnenian army 1081 - 1180

Author: John W Birkenmeier
Publisher: Leiden Boston Köln Brill 2002
Series: History of warfare, Vol. 5
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This work provides an introduction to Byzantine military history during the first three Crusades. It examines the ethnic composition, financial support structure, and strategic implementation of the  Read more...


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Named Person: Komnenen; Komnenen; Komnenen, Familie; Comnène; Komnenen.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Birkenmeier
ISBN: 9004117105 9789004117105
OCLC Number: 231929056
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 245 - 252
Description: XXII, 263 S. Kt. 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements Preface List of Maps Maps Ch. 1 Textual Sources for 12th- and 13th-Century History 1 Ch. 2 Historical Overview of Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Byzantium 27 Ch. 3 The Campaigns of Alexios I Komnenos (1081-1118) 56 Ch. 4 The Campaigns of John II Komnenos (1118-43) 85 Ch. 5 The Campaigns of Manuel I Komnenos (1143-80) 100 Ch. 6 Supporting the Komnenian Army 139 Ch. 7 Komnenian Siege Warfare 182 Ch. 8 The Komnenian Army in Battle 206 Conclusion 231 App. 1 The Sieges of John II and Manuel I 237 App. 2: Glossary 239 App. 3 Chronology of the Komnenian Historians 243 Bibliography 245 Index 253
Series Title: History of warfare, Vol. 5
Responsibility: by John W. Birkenmeier


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"...unquestionably fills a major gap in the history of Byzantine military institutions..."Walter E. Kaegi, DeReMilitari, 2003.

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