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Byzantine Infantryman by Timothy Dawson
Book DescriptionThe Byzantine Army was the closest the middle ages came to producing a military superpower. Built on a strong belief system emphasising stealth, surprise, swift manoeuvre and overwhelming force, the "Byzantine infantryman" was trained in survival, sword, spear and archery techniques and also land and sea combat and fighting within the foulkon 'turtle' formation. Timothy Dawson, an expert in the training and techniques of the Byzantine Army, details the everyday experience of the infantryman from his recruitment, through his twice-a-day training regime to his encounters with his enemies. Full-colour artwork richly illustrates their incredible warrior society and gives a real insight into how they lived.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846031052
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 6-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Timothy Dawson
By the Emperor's Hand, Hardback (September 2015)
This title traces the development of court regalia and military clothing from the end of Late Antiquity to the end of the Empire in 1453 and beyond and pioneers a largely unexplored realm, both in terms of Roman and Byzantine Studies, and dress history.
Byzantine Cavalryman C.900-1204, Paperback (August 2009)» View all books by Timothy Dawson
Regarded as the elite arm of the military during the Middle Byzantine period, the cavalry executed high speed reconnaissance, agile arrow barrages and crippling blows to enemy formations. This book offers an examination of their training, weaponry, dress and daily life.
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Author Biography - Timothy Dawson
Dr Timothy Dawson gained his PhD in Classics (Byzantine Studies) in 2003. He has lectured and written extensively on Byzantine, Greek and Roman armies. He is editor of Medieval History Magazine and a keen reenactor. Timothy operated Australia's first historical European combat school, Amyna (Greek for 'defence'), near Sydney from 1984-87. Since then he has gone on to be internationally recognized as an expert on certain forms of arms and armor. The author lives in Yorkshire, UK.
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