Strategy - Byzantine Wars-Belisarius and Narses Summary & Analysis

Basil Liddell Hart
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Byzantine Wars-Belisarius and Narses Summary and Analysis

From out of the East, after the birth of the nations of Western Europe free from the hand of Rome, came Belisarius during the 500s AD. With great strategy, support from the still strong Eastern Roman Empire, under Caesar Justinian, he reconquered much of the Western regions that had spent some time as part of the Roman Empire centuries earlier.

The main strategic point of this General, according to Liddell Hart, is that he had the greatest success by superior force rooted in defense tactics instead of offensive tactics. He was able to succeed based upon this by systematically creating conditions under which the enemy attacked his forces just as generals who were superior with offensive tactics found their success by getting to the enemy and making the first strike.

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