Mediaeval Warfare on the Grid

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The Medieval Warfare on the Grid project uses agent-based modelling to examine the logistical challenges of transporting the Byzantine army of Romanos IV Diogenes from western Anatolia to the site of the Battle of Manzikert in AD1071. This project, funded by a joint JISC/EPSRC/AHRC E-Science Programme examines the practical aspects of transporting tens of thousands of men and animals over 700 miles in the Medieval period as well as the wider impact on the areas they passed through. It uses data from a variety of different areas including transport infrastructure, taxation, agriculture and military organisation.

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