Grand strategy of the byzantine empire. (Book, 2011) []
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Grand strategy of the byzantine empire.

Grand strategy of the byzantine empire.

Author: Edward N Luttwak
Publisher: Harvard University Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward N Luttwak
ISBN: 9780674062078 0674062078
OCLC Number: 1023361661
Awards: Commended for PROSE Awards 2009
Nominated for Pulitzer Prizes 2010
Nominated for James Henry Breasted Prize 2010
Description: 512 sidor ; 15.7 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


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