Byzance et la mer. La marine de guerre, la politique et les institutions maritimes de Byzance aux VIIe - XVe siècles.
Presses Universitaires de France, Paris, 1966. 502p. Sewn. Spine with light reading traces. Series: Bibliothèque Byzantine, Études 5. 'Madame Ahrweiler's book covers an enormous span of time (600-1453); so she selects two aspects of naval history, the dispositions and the actions of the fleets. She gives a general narrative of naval warfare up to the accession of Alexius Comnenus (1081), referring for details to the chronicle of E. Eickhoff (Seekrieg und Seepolitik zwischen Islam und Abendland, Berlin, 1966) thereafter she gives her own detailed, scholarly narrative, which is particularly good on the naval expeditions of Michael VIII. She studies the administrative divisions of the fleet very carefully from the seventh century. Her books contains other valuable matter: for instance, a discussion of the general administrative changes of the tenth and eleventh centuries, and an appendix on the types of Byzantine ships.' (J.D. HOWARD-JOHNSTON in The Journal of Hellenic Studies, 1968, p.253).