Byzantine Armies

Romano-Byzantine Armies 4th-9th Centuries (Men-at-Arms Series 247) (Repost)

David Nicolle, Angus McBride - Romano-Byzantine Armies 4th-9th Centuries
Osprey Publishing | 1992 | ISBN: 1855322242 | English | 54 pages | PDF | 8.77 MB
Men-at-Arms Series 247

Byzantine Armies 1118-1461 AD (repost)  

Posted by fdts at Oct. 13, 2014
Byzantine Armies 1118-1461 AD (repost)

Byzantine Armies 1118-1461 AD
by Ian Heath
English | 1995 | ISBN: 1855323478 | 48 pages | PDF | 36 MB
Ian Heath, Angus McBride, "Byzantine Armies 886-1118 (Men-at-arms 89)" (repost)

Ian Heath, Angus McBride, "Byzantine Armies 886-1118 (Men-at-arms 89)"
Publisher: Osprey Publ | 1993 | ISBN: 0850453062, 0855323478 | English | PDF | 48 pages | 17.7 Mb

The Byzantines had a remarkably sophisticated approach to politics and military strategy. Unlike most of their contemporaries, they learnt very early in their history that winning a battle did not necessarily win a war, and they frequently bought off their enemies with treaties and bribes rather than squander men and matйriel in potentially fruitless campaigns. …

Byzantine Armies 886-1118  

Posted by lout at Aug. 18, 2009
Byzantine Armies 886-1118

Byzantine Armies 886-1118 (Men-at-arms 89) By Ian Heath, Angus McBride
Publisher: Os Publishing 1993 | 48 Pages | ISBN: 0850453062, 0855323478 | PDF | 17 MB

Romano-Byzantine Armies 4th-9th Century  

Posted by lout at July 19, 2009
Romano-Byzantine Armies 4th-9th Century

Romano-Byzantine Armies 4th-9th Century (Men-at-arms 247) By David Nicolle
Publisher: Os Publishing 1992 | 48 Pages | ISBN: 1855322242 | PDF | 8 MB

Byzantine Armies 1118-1461 AD  

Posted by lout at July 16, 2009
Byzantine Armies 1118-1461 AD

Byzantine Armies 1118-1461 AD (Men-at-arms 287) By Ian Heath
Publisher: Os Publishing 1995 | 48 Pages | ISBN: 1855323478 | PDF | 15 MB

Armies of Medieval Russia, 750-1250 (repost)  

Posted by MoneyRich at Oct. 21, 2014
Armies of Medieval Russia, 750-1250 (repost)

Armies of Medieval Russia, 750-1250 (Men-At-Arms Series, 333) by David Nicolle
Osprey Publishing | November 15, 1999 | English | ISBN: 1855328488 | 48 pages | PDF | 9 MB

In the centuries following the first expeditions down the great rivers of northern Russia by Viking traders and adventurers, the foundations for a new state were laid. Many influences combined in this colourful culture which grew up first around the great cities of Kiev and Novgorod – Scandinavian, Finnish, Slav, steppe Turkish, Byzantine. By the time of the Mongol invasions of the 12th century the small enclaves of the old pagan Rus’, tolerated by the Khazar Khans for their commercial usefulness, had evolved into a Christian nation. Its story is told here in fascinating detail, and illustrated with striking colour reconstructions of the warriors themselves.

The Varangian Guard 988-1453  

Posted by rolexmaya at Aug. 29, 2010
The Varangian Guard 988-1453

The Varangian Guard 988-1453
Osprey Publishing | June 22, 2010 | ISBN-10: 1849081794 | 48 pages | PDF | 5.2 Mb

The Varangian Guards were Viking mercenaries who operated far beyond their native shores as an elite force within the Byzantine Armies. Descendants from a legendary line of warriors, the Varangian Guard was formed after a group of Viking mercenaries made a major contribution to the Byzantine Emperor Basil II's victory over rebel forces in 988 AD.

Three Byzantine Military Treatises  

Posted by SKS1981 at July 9, 2009
Three Byzantine Military Treatises

Three Byzantine Military Treatises
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection | ISBN: 0884021408 | edition 1985 | PDF | 396 pages | 16,5 mb

Threatened on all sides by relentless enemies for a thousand years, the Byzantines needed ready armies and secure borders. To this end, experienced commanders compiled practical handbooks of military strategy. Three such manuals are presented here. "The Anonymous Byzantine Treatise on Strategy" was written by a retired combat engineer around the middle of the sixth century, while "Skirmishing and Campaign Organization and Tactics" date from the late tenth century and concern warfare in the mountains along the Syrian frontier and campaigns in the rugged terrain of the Balkans. These treatises provide information not only on tactics and weaponry but also on the motivations of the men who risked their lives to defend the empire.
Armies of the Middle Ages, volume 2 - Ottomans, Eastern Europe, Near East - Ian Heath

Ian Heath "Armies of the Middle Ages, volume 2 - The Ottoman Empire, Eastern Europe and the Near East, 1300-1500"
Wargames Research Group Publication | 1984 | ISBN нет | 200 pages | PDF | 89 MB

This book could easily have been called 'Armies and Enemies of the Ottoman Empire', since of all the nations or political entities it covers only the peoples of India never came into conflict with the Ottoman Turks during this period. The Balkans receive particular attention, where in the mid-15th century charismatic historical figures such as Scanderbeg, Dracula, and Janos Hunyadi led wonderfully colorful armies against the Turks. Illustrated and described are Albania, Bulgaria, the Byzantine Empire, the Catalan Company, Cilician Armenia, Cyprus, the Sultanate of Delhi, the Golden Horde, the Holy Roman Empire, the Hospitallers, Hungary, the Hussites, Lithuania, the Mamluks, Moldavia, the Morea, Muscovite Russia, the Navarrese Company, the Ottoman Empire, Poland, the Principality of Achaea, Serbia, the Teutonic Knights, the Timurid Empire, Transylvania, the Empire of Trebizond, Venice, Vijayanagar, the White Sheep Turks, and Wallachia.