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- Print Length: 156 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1494355531
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Didactic Press (December 1, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 1, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H2QXZ4S
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About the Author
John Beeler is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the other of Warfare in England, 1066–1189, also from Cornell.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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I keep having to re-purchase this book as I lend my copy to people and never get it back. To my mind this is one of the best (it not so well known) works around.
"It would appear that Maurice had intended to break down the barrier which has been imposed in the fourth century between the class which paid the taxes and that which recruited the national army. "We wish," he writes, "that every young Roman of free condition should learn to use the bow, and should be constantly provided with that weapon and with two javelins." If, however, this was intended to be the first step toward the introduction of universal military service, the design was never carried any further. Three hudnred years later Leo is found echoing the same words, as a pious wish rather than as a practical expedient. The rank and file, however, of the imperial forces were now raised almost entirely within the realm, and well-nigh every nation contained in its limits, except the Greeks, furnished a considerable number of soldiers. The Armenians and Isaurians in Asia and the Thracians and Macedonians--or more properly the semi-Romanized Slavs--in Europe were considered the best material by the recruiting officer."
The whole book is enjoyable and provides intelligeble analysis of military matters. The "100 year war" part is especially memorable and well laid-out.
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