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Byzantine Armies AD 1118-1461 Ian Heath

Byzantine Armies AD 1118-1461

Ian Heath

Published November 13th 1995
ISBN : 9781855323476
Paperback
48 pages
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 About the Book 

The Byzantine Empires 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 vigorousMoreThe Byzantine Empires 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 Empires 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.