Publication Reviews/Aug 22, 2018

A Tenth-Century Byzantine Military Manual

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What makes this translation especially useful for historians of the tenth century is its status as a record of transitional tactical thought at a time when the Byzantines were adapting strategies in response to raids across territorial boundaries against both the Arabs and the Bulgars. Additionally, because some of the material here is based on a lost source or sources, it presents information and details new to the growing domain of English-language scholarship on Byzantine military manuals.

Georgios Chatzelis and Jonathan Harris. A Tenth-Century Byzantine Military Manual: The 'Sylloge tacticorum'. London; New York: Routledge, 2018.

From Bryn Mawr Classical Review (BMCR). Review by Meredith L.D. Riedel, Duke University