Osprey Publishing MAA 287 Men-at-Arms Byzantine Armies AD 1118-1461

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The Byzantine Empire's disastrous defeat by the Seljuk Turks at Manzikert in 1071 effectively marked the end of what is often described as the 'middle' period of Byzantine history. Thereafter, surrounded on all sides by younger, more vigorous nations, the once all-powerful Empire slipped into a steady decline which, ultimately, was to prove terminal. However, the Empire's demise was anything but peaceful, and, one way or another, for much of the last four centuries of its existence it was to find itself in a state of virtually constant war. This book examines the fascinating history of the Byzantine Empire and its armies from 1118-1461 AD.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Military Chronology · The Byzantine Armed Forces 1118-1453 · 'Soldiers Hired Amongst All Nations' · The End of the Empire · The Empire of Trebizond · The Plates

Product details

Published 13 Nov 1995
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855323476
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 287
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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