Session 843: Military Reform
Tuesday 7 July 2015, 16.30-18.00
|Moderator/Chair:||Kelly DeVries, Department of History, Loyola College, Maryland / Royal Armouries, Leeds|
|Paper 843-a||Poliorcetics Systems: Renewed or Classical Connections? - Byzantine and Roman Influences in Some Iberian Visigothic Military Hill Forts|
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Byzantine Studies, Military History
|Paper 843-b||Medieval Repairs and Renewals on Istanbul Sea Walls|
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - General, Byzantine Studies
|Paper 843-c||Oral Performance in Warfare: Some Changes in the Late Middle Ages|
Index terms: Law, Military History
An important point is the complex ‘poliorcetic’ systems of defence of some hill forts. The study of a few Byzantine military treatises reveals Byzantine influences on the parameters of these castra. But not only that… some of these variables have a clear classical reference in Roman times.
In the end, is exposed a hypothesis of interpretation of these specific settlements and their possible functions.