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Byzantine Armies 886-1118

Byzantine Armies 886-1118
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Byzantine Armies 886-1118
by Osprey
Author: Ian Heath
Publish Year: 1979
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2147798633
Mfg. part #: OSPMAA089
Type: Softcover


The Byzantines had a remarkably sophisticated approach to politics and military strategy. Unlike most of their contemporaries, they learnt very early in their history that winning a battle did not necessarily win a war, and they frequently bought off their enemies with treaties and bribes rather than squander men and material in potentially fruitless campaigns. The Byzantine army of the 10th and early 11th centuries, at the height of its power and efficiency, was the best-organized, best-trained, best-equipped and highest-paid in the known world. This splendid book by Ian Heath examines the Byzantine Armies from 886-1118, including the lusty, hard-fighting, hard-drinking 'barbarian' Varangian guard.