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The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire
A new book on Byzantine warfare has just been published :

[size=150:2559jpan]The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire[/size], by Edward Luttwak. ... 333&sr=8-1

I managed to browse through a copy yesterday and the book is more comprehensive than the author's
previous book, "The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire" (1976).

Thanks Theo, a "must" buy Smile ...
Virilis / Jyrki Halme
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Ye Gods, not another book to buy ... Cry
Ian (Sonic) Hughes
"I have described nothing but what I saw myself, or learned from others" - Thucydides, Peloponnesian War
"I have just jazzed mine up a little" - Spike Milligan, World War II
Although it is still on my backlog thanks to school, from what I've browsed through, it seems pretty good and I would recommend at least an inter-library loan for you Byzantine/Late Roman guys out there. The author also received input from some of the most prominent scholars on the Byzantine military, Walter Kaegi and John Haldon. I know this does not make the book infallible, but it can't hurt.
John Baker

Justice is the constant and perpetual wish to render to every one his due.
- Institutes, bk. I, ch. I, para. I
You can check out this link to Google Books.

Personally I'm not happy with the title, but then again, he wrote the other book as well, so I guess a title like 'The Grand Strategy of the other Roman Empire' would not really do.

Of course, the 'grand strategy' of the Later Roman Empire was already written, by Martijn Nicasie:
Nicasie, Martijn (1997): Twilight of Empire, the Roman Army from the Reign of Diocletian until the Battle of Adrianople, (Thesis Publishers Amsterdam).
Robert Vermaat
FECTIO Late Romans
(Maurikios-Strategikon, book VIII.2: Maxim 12)
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