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Sowing the Dragon’s Teeth

Byzantine Warfare in the Tenth Century

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780884022244

Publication Date: 11/30/2008


405 pages

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

33 black and white illustrations

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  • Foreword
  • List of Abbreviations and Bibliography
  • List of Secondary Works
  • List of Illustrations and Maps
  • Preface to the Reprint
  • Part I: Texts and Translations
    • The Praecepta militaria of the Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas (963 - 969)
    • The Taktika of Nikephoros Ouranos, Chapters 56 through 65
  • Part II: Historical Commentary
    • Nikephoros Phokas and the Praecepta militaria
    • The Byzantine Expeditionary Army
    • The Offspring of Hagar
    • Sowing the Dragon’s Teeth: The Byzantine Army in Battle
    • The Army on Campaign
  • Afterword
  • Appendix
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Greek Index
  • General Index
  • Manuscripts Cited

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