Biographie de l'auteur
Dr Raffaele D’Amato, born in 1964, obtained a PhD in Romano-Byzantine Law in 1993 at the University of Turin. While practising as a jurist he has pursued his passion for early military history, publishing a number of specialist articles and booklets. He is currently collaborating with Prof Kolias of Athens University on research into the arms and armours of the Eastern Roman army, while studying with Prof Ravegnani of the University of Venice to obtain a second degree in Byzantine history. This is his first book for Osprey.