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The grand strategy of the Byzantine Empire

Author: Edward Luttwak
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
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Presents the grand strategy of the eastern Roman empire we know as Byzantine, which lasted more than twice as long as the more familiar western Roman empire, eight hundred years by the shortest  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
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Luttwak, Edward.
Grand strategy of the Byzantine Empire.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009011799
(OCoLC)317361758
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Luttwak
ISBN: 9780674054202 0674054202
OCLC Number: 648760614
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 498 pages) : maps
Contents: pt. 1. The invention of Byzantine strategy --
Attila and the crisis of empire --
The emergence of the new strategy --
pt. 2. Byzantine diplomacy : the myth and the methods --
Envoys --
Religion and statecraft --
The uses of imperial prestige --
Dynastic marriages --
The geography of power --
Bulghars and Bulgarians --
The Muslim Arabs and Turks --
pt. 3. The Byzantine art of war --
The classical inheritance --
The strategikon of Maurikios --
After the strategikon --
Leo VI and naval warfare --
The tenth-century military renaissance --
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.
Responsibility: Edward N. Luttwak.

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