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Justinian's Men : Careers and Relationships of Byzantine Army Officers 518-610 (Hardcover) (David Alan

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This bookexplores the professional and social lives of the soldiers who served in the army of the Byzantine Empire in the sixth century. More than just a fighting force, this army was the setting in which hundreds of thousands of men forged relationships and manoeuvred for promotion. The officers of this force, from famous generals like Belisarius and Narses to lesser-known men like Buzes and Artabanes, not only fought battles but also crafted social networks and cultivated their relationships with their emperor, fellow officers, families, and subordinate soldiers. Looming in the background were differences in identity, particularly between Romans and those they identified as barbarians. Drawing on numerical evidence and stories from sixth-century authors who understood the military, Justinian’s Men highlights a sixth-century Byzantine army that was vibrant, lively, and full of individuals working with and against each other.

Genre: History, Political Science
Series Title: New Approaches to Byzantine History and Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: David Alan Parnell
Language: English
Street Date: December 3, 2016
TCIN: 51552229
UPC: 9781137562036
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-9273

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