Maurice's Strategikon: Handbook of Byzantine Military Strategy

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 3 янв. 2001 г. - Всего страниц: 178

As a veteran campaigner, the Byzantine emperor Maurice (582-602) compiled a unique and influential handbook intended for the field commander. In this first complete English translation, the Strategikon is an invaluable source not only for early Byzantine history but for the general history of the art of war. Describing in detail weaponry and armor, daily life on the march or in camp, clothing, food, medical care, military law, and titles of the Byzantine army of the seventh century, the Strategikon offers insights into the Byzantine military ethos. In language contemporary, down-to-earth, and practical, the text also provides important data for the historian, and even the ethnologist, including eyewitness accounts of the Persians, Slavs, Lombards, and Avars at the frontier of the Empire.

 

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The best known Byzantine military manual. The Byzantine concept of war is very well documented. Covers all aspects of war (Calvary, infantry, camps, supplies, the methods of various potential enemy peoples and so on). Many of the Maxims for Generals are excellent (compare with Onasander) Читать весь отзыв

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MAURICES STRATEGIKON Book I Introduction
11
How the Tagmatic Commanders Should Select Their
17
The Cavalry Battle Formation
23
Formauons of the Tagma
35
Ambushes
52
On Baggage Trains
58
Various Tactics and Drills
61
Strategy The Points Which the General Must Consider
64
General Instructions and Maxims
79
Surprise Attacks
93
BookX Steges
106
Characteristics and Tactics of Various Peoples
113
Mixed Formations Infantrv Camps and Hunting
127
Glossary
171
Index
175
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Editor of the definitive Greek text of the Strategikon, George T. Dennis is the editor and translator also of Three Byzantine Military Treatises and The Letters of Manuel II Palaeologus. He is Professor Emeritus of History, The Catholic University of America.

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