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Author Luttwak, Edward.

Title The grand strategy of the Byzantine Empire / Edward N. Luttwak.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.


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 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  355 LUTTWAK    Check Shelf
Description xi, 498 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [433]-490) and indexes.
Contents The invention of Byzantine strategy. Attila and the crisis of empire ; The emergence of the new strategy ; 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 -- 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-- Grand strategy and the Byzantine "operational code" -- Appendix. Was strategy feasible in Byzantine times? -- Emperors from Constantine I to Constantine XI.
Subject Byzantine Empire -- Military policy.
Strategy -- History -- To 1500.
Military art and science -- Byzantine Empire -- History.
Imperialism -- History -- To 1500.
Byzantine Empire -- History, Military.
Byzantine Empire -- Foreign relations.
ISBN 9780674035195 cloth alkaline paper $35.00
0674035194 cloth alkaline paper
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