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The Armenian military in the Byzantine Empire : conflict and alliance under Justinian and Maurice

Auteur : Ararat Ayvazyan


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Résumé

Cette analyse historico-militaire revient sur le soulèvement arménien contre le gouvernement de l'empereur Justinien, en 538-539. Elle révèle notamment les éléments tactiques et les stratagèmes utilisés par l'armée arménienne. ©Electre 2019

Présentation en anglais This book brings to light one of the least known, yet most turbulent periods in the history of the Armenian military and its complex relationship with the Byzantine Empire. In its first part, Armen Ayvazyán embarks on a military-historical analysis of the Armenian uprising against Emperor Justinian's government in 538-539. While revealing and evaluating various tactical elements and stratagems employed by the Armenian forces, he carefully considers earlier and later evidence regarding their military operations, including both conventional warfare and high risk missions such as targeting killings of enemy commanders-in-chief and assassination plots against the heads of colonial administrations. And in the second part, Ayvazyan examines the Byzantine attitudes towards the Armenians and their armed forces, revealing, inter alia, that the underlying source for continuity of the anti-Armenian images with the analogous Roman tradition of prejudice was essentially geopolitical. « Dr. Ayvazyan has managed to perform an almost impossible task. He has demonstrated that, despite the perceived paucity of the relevant historical evidence, it is still possible to arrive at a completely new, well-substantiated and plausible reconstruction of the Armenian rebellion in 538-539. » Ukka Syvanne, Ph.D. Vice Chairman of the Finnish Society for Byzantine Studies, author of The Age of Hippotoxotai. Art of War in Roman Revival and Disaster 491-636

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Paru le : 20/06/2012

Thématique : Mésopotamie, proche et moyen orient

Auteur(s) : Auteur : Ararat Ayvazyan

Éditeur(s) : SIGEST

Collection(s) : Non précisé.

Contributeur(s) : Préfacier : Ilkka Syvanne

Série(s) : Non précisé.

ISBN : 2-917329-39-4

EAN13 : 9782917329399

Format : Non précisé.

Reliure : Broché

Pages : 127

Hauteur : 21 cm / Largeur : 15 cm

Épaisseur : 0,9 cm

Poids : 180 g