The late Byzantine army : arms and society, 1204-1453 /
University of Pennsylvania Press,
|Series:||Middle Ages series
Table of Contents:
- Introduction: The setting, the questions, and the sources
- pt. 1. The army as instrument of policy: The Nicaean period (1204-61) ; The reign of Michael VIII Palaiologos (1259-82) ; The reign of Andronikos II Palaiologos (1282-1328) ; The era of the civil wars (1321-57) ; The last century (1357-1448) ; The fall (1451-53)
- pt. 2. The army as institution: Mercenaries and their financing ; Smallholding and pronoia soldiers and their financing ; Professional soldiers, military units, recruitment ; Peasants, retainers, servants ; The campaign ; Palace guard, garrisons, borders ; Guard service : Kastron, countryside ; Weapons and equipment
- Conclusion: Soldiers, army, society.