Roman to Byzantine Army Transition Part II

RECRUITMENT From the fourth through seventh centuries the Roman state ingested soldiers primarily in four ways: through native volunteers, through enforced hereditary service, by conscription, or by hire of foreign mercenaries. Native volunteers were the mainstay of the army and were generally sufficient to fill the requirements of the state. The hereditary obligation for sons […]

Roman to Byzantine Army Transition Part II

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