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The grand strategy of the Byzantine Empire [electronic resource] / Edward N. Luttwak.

By: Luttwak, Edward.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (xi, 498 p.) : maps.ISBN: 9780674054202 (electronic bk.); 0674054202 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): 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 | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- Other | Milit�ar | Taktik | Milit�arpolitik | Byzantinisches ReichGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Grand strategy of the Byzantine Empire.DDC classification: 355/.033549500902 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
pt. 1. The invention of Byzantine strategy -- Attila and the crisis of empire -- The emergence of the new strategy -- pt. 2. 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 -- pt. 3. 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 -- Conclusion: Grand strategy and the Byzantine "operational code" -- Appendix: Was strategy feasible in Byzantine times? -- Emperors from Constantine I to Constantine XI -- Glossary.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [473]-490) and index.

pt. 1. The invention of Byzantine strategy -- Attila and the crisis of empire -- The emergence of the new strategy -- pt. 2. 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 -- pt. 3. 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 -- Conclusion: Grand strategy and the Byzantine "operational code" -- Appendix: Was strategy feasible in Byzantine times? -- Emperors from Constantine I to Constantine XI -- Glossary.

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