Byzantium and Its Army. 284 - 1081.
Stanford University Press, Stanford, n.d.(>1995). XIII,250p. ills.(B&W maps and plans). Paperback. Initials stamp, date and personal library mark on free endpaper. 'Tratgold's work is intended as a limited study focusing on ...'the main evidence for understanding the army's role in Byzantine history - chiefly the army's size, organization and pay, to be of use to those interested in Byzantium or its army, and the result is an invaluable guide. T.'s approach is to focus on the ancient sources and the figures they provide for the army's numbers, rather than on modern estimates of 'probable' size, and he produces a remarkably consistent picture to support his adoption of this method.' (ADRIAN GOLDSWORTHY in The Journal of Roman Studies, 1998, p.210).