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A tenth-century Byzantine military manual : the Sylloge tacticorum

Author: Georgios Chatzelis; Jonathan Harris
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017. ©2017
Series: Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Sylloge Tacticorum is a mid-Byzantine example of the literary genre of military manuals or Taktika which stretches back to antiquity. Compiled to record and preserve military strategies and tactics the manual discusses a wide variety of matters: battle formations, raids, sieges, ambushes and the distribution of booty. The Sylloge both reproduces material found in earlier texts and preserves a great deal of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Georgios Chatzelis; Jonathan Harris
ISBN: 9781472470287 1472470281
OCLC Number: 975371035
Language Note: Translated from the Greek.
Notes: Translated from the Greek.
Description: xi, 170 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements, p.viii --
List of abbreviations, p.ix --
Glossary, p.x --
Conventions used in the translation, p.xii --
Introduction, p.1 --
Translation, p.13 Notes, p.119 --
Bibliography, p.151 --
Index, p.165
Series Title: Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman studies.
Other Titles: Sylloge tacticorum.
Sylloge tacticorum
Responsibility: translated by Georgios Chatzelis and Jonathan Harris.

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"The Sylloge Tacticorum is a mid-Byzantine example of the literary genre of military manuals or Taktika which stretches back to antiquity. Compiled to record and preserve military strategies and tactics the manual discusses a wide variety of matters: battle formations, raids, sieges, ambushes and the distribution of booty. The Sylloge both reproduces material found in earlier texts and preserves a great deal of information about the military tactics being developed by the Byzantine army during the tenth century. This is the first complete translation of the Sylloge into English and it is accompanied by a glossary of the specialised Greek military vocabulary used in the work."--Provided by publisher.

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