Comprehensive study of armed conflict, based on contemporary accounts and accompanied by illustrations and maps from rare sources, vividly describes dramatic changes in the art of war over 1, 500 years-from Roman rule through 565 AD, to war tactics during the Crusades. Each military confrontation includes a discussion of the general political situation and state policy, the army's relation to the government, tactical organization and methods of fighting, and information and supply systems. A valuable reference for history students, scholars, and military buffs. 15 black-and-white illus.If Visigoths, Lombards and Slavs were winning land from the Empire it was not because they were equally good soldiers. ... It so happens that we have from this period a sort of Training and Field Service Manual, the Strategicon of the Emperoranbsp;...
|Title||:||Warfare in the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 2003|