Julian Patrick Romane has a BA from Beloit College Wisconsin and an MA from the University of Colorado. He has been fascinated with Byzantine history, particularly their military history, for half a century. He has published articles in several journals and is the editor and/or translator of several books on historical and political subjects. He lives in Illinois, USA.
...a very good military history of the period. -- Balkan Wargamer Overall this is a good contribution to Byzantine history, bringing the period alive in a way that not many books of military history manage. Byzantium emerges as a living culture in its own right, and not as the footnote to Rome or declining power so often seen. -- History of War Romane's account of survival and triumph under such circumstances is fascinating... -- United Nations of Roma Victrix (UNRV) This book has been carefully researched and provides fresh insights into an empire that bridges the period from the fall of Rome to the new nations and religions of the Middle Ages. The text is supported by an interesting monochrome photo-plate section. Strongly Recommended. -- Firetrench