Download e-book for kindle: Byzantine Armies AD 1118-1461 by Ian Heath

By Ian Heath

ISBN-10: 1855323478

ISBN-13: 9781855323476

The Byzantine Empire's disastrous defeat via the Seljuk Turks at Manzikert in 1071 successfully marked the tip of what's usually defined because the 'middle' interval of Byzantine heritage. Thereafter, surrounded on each side via more youthful, extra energetic countries, the as soon as omnipotent Empire slipped right into a regular decline which, eventually, was once to turn out terminal. even if, the Empire's loss of life used to be whatever yet peaceable, and, a technique or one other, for a lot of the final 4 centuries of its lifestyles it used to be to discover itself in a country of almost consistent battle. This booklet examines the attention-grabbing historical past of the Byzantine Empire and its armies from 1118-1461 advert.

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