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The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire

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In this book, the distinguished writer Edward Luttwak presents the grand strategy of the eastern Roman empire we know as Byzantine, which lasted more than twice as long as the more familiar western Roman empire, eight hundred years by the shortest definition. This extraordinary endurance is all the more remarkable because the Byzantine empire was favored neither by geography nor by military preponderance. Yet it was the western empire that dissolved during the fifth century. The Byzantine empire so greatly outlasted its western counterpart because its rulers were able to adapt strategically to diminished circumstances, by devising new ways of coping with successive enemies. It relied less on military strength and more on persuasion--to recruit allies, dissuade threatening neighbors, and manipulate potential enemies into attacking one another instead. Even when the Byzantines fought--which they often did with great skill--they were less inclined to destroy their enemies than to contain them, for they were aware that today's enemies could be tomorrow's allies. Born in the fifth century when the formidable threat of Attila's Huns were deflected with a minimum of force, Byzantine strategy continued to be refined over the centuries, incidentally leaving for us several fascinating guidebooks to statecraft and war.

The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire is a broad, interpretive account of Byzantine strategy, intelligence, and diplomacy over the course of eight centuries that will appeal to scholars, classicists, military history buffs, and professional soldiers.

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In this book, the distinguished writer Edward Luttwak presents the grand strategy of the eastern Roman empire we know as Byzantine, which lasted more than twice as long as the more familiar western Roman empire. The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire is a broad, interpretive account of Byzantine strategy, intelligence, and diplomacy over the course of eight centuries that will appeal to scholars, classicists, military history buffs, and professional soldiers.

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Honorable Mention, 2009 Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, Classics and Ancient History Category

About the Author

Edward N. Luttwak is a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Table of Contents

  • List of Maps
  • Preface
  • I. The Invention of Byzantine Strategy
    • 1. Attila and the Crisis of Empire
    • 2. The Emergence of the New Strategy
  • II. Byzantine Diplomacy: The Myth and the Methods
    • 3. Envoys
    • 4. Religion and Statecraft
    • 5. The Uses of Imperial Prestige
    • 6. Dynastic Marriages
    • 7. The Geography of Power
    • 8. Bulghars and Bulgarians
    • 9. The Muslim Arabs and Turks
  • III. The Byzantine Art of War
    • 10. The Classical Inheritance
    • 11. The Strategikon of Maurikios
    • 12. After the Strategikon
    • 13. Leo VI and NavalWarfare
    • 14. The Tenth-Century Military Renaissance
    • 15. Strategic Maneuver: Herakleios Defeats Persia
  • Conclusion: Grand Strategy and the Byzantine “Operational Code”
  • Appendix: Was Strategy Feasible in Byzantine Times?
  • Emperors from Constantine I to Constantine XI
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index of Names
  • General Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674062078
Author:
Luttwak, Edward
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Author:
Luttwak, Edward N.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Military-Strategy Tactics and Deception
Subject:
History : Military - General
Subject:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations/General
Subject:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
Subject:
HISTORY / Ancient/General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111130
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 maps
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Military » General History
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History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Byzantium
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"Synopsis" by , In this book, the distinguished writer Edward Luttwak presents the grand strategy of the eastern Roman empire we know as Byzantine, which lasted more than twice as long as the more familiar western Roman empire. The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire is a broad, interpretive account of Byzantine strategy, intelligence, and diplomacy over the course of eight centuries that will appeal to scholars, classicists, military history buffs, and professional soldiers.
"Synopsis" by , Honorable Mention, 2009 Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, Classics and Ancient History Category
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