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Romano-Byzantine Armies 4th-9th Centuries

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Romano-Byzantine Armies 4th-9th Centuries
by Osprey
Product Line: Men-at-Arms - Rome
Author: David Nicolle
Publish Date: 1992
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2147877443
Mfg. part #: OSPMAA247
Type: Softcover

Description

Although the Byzantine Empire was a continuation of the Roman Empire and faced similar military problems, its solutions were very different. In North Africa, for example, Rome's large army concentrated on securing main roads and urban centres. Byzantium's smaller army built more fortifications and took a defensive stance. The most striking characteristic of later Byzantine military thinking was, however, the theme or provincial army system, which owed nothing to ancient Roman tradition. With eight superb full colour plates by Angus McBride, and many other illustrations, David Nicolle examines the history of Romano-Byzantine armies from 4th-9th centuries.