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    DescriptionThe Byzantines had a remarkably sophisticated approach to politics and military strategy. Unlike most of their contemporaries, they learnt very early in their history that winning a battle did not necessarily win a war, and they frequently bought off their enemies with treaties and bribes rather than squander men and materiel in potentially fruitless campaigns. The Byzantine army of the 10th and early 11th centuries, at the height of its power and efficiency, was the best-organised, best-trained, best-equipped and highest-paid in the known world. This splendid book by Ian Heath examines the Byzantine Armies from 886-1118, including the lusty, hard-fighting, hard-drinking 'barbarian' Varangian guard.

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    Byzantine Armies, 886-1118
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Heath, Illustrated by Angus McBride
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 182 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9780850453065
    ISBN 10: 0850453062

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: JWL, HBT
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    LC classification: U
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000
    DC22: 356
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC19: 355.009495
    LC classification: DF543
    Thema V1.0: JWL, NHT
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, maps
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    05 July 1979
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Ian Heath is a highly respected author, and has written a number of Osprey titles, among them MAA 275 The Taiping Rebellion 1851-66. He is also currently working on a five-volume project covering the armies of 19th-century Asia. Ian lives and works in Cambridgeshire, UK.
    Back cover copy
    An unrivalled source of information on the uniforms, insignia and appearance of the world's fighting men of past and present. The Men-at-Arms titles cover subjects as diverse as the Imperial Roman army, the Napoleonic wars and German airborne troops in a popular 48-page format including some 40 photographs and diagrams, and eight full-colour plates.