The Byzantine army evolved from that of the late Roman Empire. The language of the army was still Latin but it became. A cataphract was a form of armored heavy cavalry used in ancient warfare by a number of .. The Byzantine army maintained units of heavily armored cavalrymen up until its final years, mostly in the form of Western European Latinikon. The Byzantine cavalry were ideally suited to combat on the plains of Anatolia and northern Syria, which, from the seventh century.

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Description Regarded as the elite arm of the military during the Middle Byzantine period, the cavalry executed high cavalrymsn reconnaissance, agile arrow barrages and crippling blows to enemy formations. Its ranks were filled primarily through direct recruitment or hereditary service by holders of military lands, but in times of crisis irregulars would be temporarily enlisted. Few books provide any accessible study of the medieval Romaic soldier’s life, and this colourful addition to the Warrior series seeks to redress this imbalance.


Offering a thorough and detailed examination of their training, weaponry, dress and daily life, this book re-affirms the importance of cavalry troops in military victories of the period.


Making use of original Greek source material, and featuring unpublished manuscript images, byzantije follow-on volume to “Warrior Byzantine Infantryman c. The Best Books of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Product details Format Paperback 64 pages Dimensions x x 4. Looking for beautiful books? Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers cavalrryman more. Other books in this series.

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British Tank Crewman Neil Grant. Review quote “Byzantine Cavalryman c. Author Timothy Dawson goes into great detail about Byzantine cavalrymen fro their recruitment to their training, equipment and campaigning Illustrator Giuseppe Rava’s excellent color plates are very clear and show a great amount of detail.


Byzantine Cavalryman C.900-1204

He has lectured for many years on Byzantine, Greek and Roman armies. He is currently editor of Medieval History Magazine and is a keen reenactor, particularly of the medival European period.

He operated Australia’s first historical European combat school, Amyna, near Sydney from toand in published a training manual embodying techniques practiced at that time.

Timothy was also known as one of Australia’s finest makers of swords and other military equipment. This activity embodied and informed his research and teaching in both arms and armor and combat. Since then he has gone on byzantinee be internationally recognized academically as an expert on certain forms of arms and armor. The author lives in Leeds, UK.

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