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The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire

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$30.00 • £26.95 • €27.95

ISBN 9780674062078

Publication Date: 11/30/2011


512 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

13 maps

Belknap Press


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  • List of Maps
  • Preface
  • I. The Invention of Byzantine Strategy
    • 1. Attila and the Crisis of Empire
    • 2. The Emergence of the New Strategy
  • II. Byzantine Diplomacy: The Myth and the Methods
    • 3. Envoys
    • 4. Religion and Statecraft
    • 5. The Uses of Imperial Prestige
    • 6. Dynastic Marriages
    • 7. The Geography of Power
    • 8. Bulghars and Bulgarians
    • 9. The Muslim Arabs and Turks
  • III. The Byzantine Art of War
    • 10. The Classical Inheritance
    • 11. The Strategikon of Maurikios
    • 12. After the Strategikon
    • 13. Leo VI and NavalWarfare
    • 14. The Tenth-Century Military Renaissance
    • 15. 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
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index of Names
  • General Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Honorable Mention, 2009 PROSE Award for Classics & Ancient History, Association of American Publishers

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