Some Aspects of Byzantine Military Technology from the Sixth to the Tenth Centuries
Author: Haldon, J. F.
Source: Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Volume 1, 1975 , pp. 11-47(37)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Byzantine military technology remains to be examined thoroughly, despite its importance in demonstrating the Byzantines' ability to absorb ideas and practices from areas outside the Empire as well as developing their own traditions. This article examines arms and armour from the mid-sixth century to the end of the tenth century and puts the military panoply into a wider context, that of the development of offensive and defensive military equipment in Europe and the lands to the north and east of the Empire. Finally, it examines the relationship between military affairs and the economic and political situation of the Empire and attempts to account for the use of particular weapons and methods of equipping the soldiers at particular times.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1975-01-01