The Byzantine Wars
By (author) John F. Haldon
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Byzantine Wars by John F. Haldon
Book DescriptionThis is a history of the wars between Byzantium and its numerous foes - the Goths, Arabs, Slavs, Crusaders and Ottoman Turks.By the middle of the sixth century the Byzantine emperor ruled a mighty empire that straddled Europe, Asia and North Africa. Within 100 years, this powerful empire had been cut in half. Two centuries later the Byzantine empire was once again a power to be reckoned with, and soon recovered its position as the paramount East Mediterranean and Balkan power, whose fabulous wealth attracted Viking mercenaries and central Asian nomad warriors to its armies, whose very appearance on the field of battle was sometimes enough to bring enemies to terms.No book has ever attempted a survey of Byzantine wars, and few accounts of Byzantine battles have ever been translated into a modern language. This book will provide essential support for those interested in Byzantine history in general as well as a useful corrective to the more usual highly romanticised views of Byzantine civilisation.John Haldon is one of the world's leading experts on Byzantine history. The original hardback is critically acclaimed: selected as one of the BBC "History Magazine", Books of the Year 2001. The reviews in the history and military history press expected (eg "BBC History Magazine", "Military Illustrated", "Legion: The Magazine of the British Legion" & "Soldier: The Magazine of the British Army").
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752445656
(198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John F. Haldon
Byzantium in the Iconoclast Era, C. 680-850, Hardback (January 2011)
A major revisionist survey of this most elusive and fascinating period in medieval history.
Social History of Byzantium, Hardback (November 2008)
Provides interconnected essays of original scholarship relating to the social history of the Byzantine empire Offers groundbreaking theoretical and empirical research in the study of Byzantine society Includes helpful glossaries of sociological/theoretical terms and Byzantine/medieval terms.
Byzantium, Paperback (September 2005)
John Haldon s beautifully illustrated book tracks the checkered history of an oriental enigma, a lost empire which stood for a1,000 years against the might of Islam. He retells the story of the cycle of conquest and re-conquest of its lands by Goths, Arabs, Slavs, and Crusaders, and finally its complete destruction by the Ottoman Turks in 1453."
Byzantium at War AD 600-1453, Hardback (November 2003)» View all books by John F. Haldon
Traces the 800-year history of Byzantium. From the early uncertain years of the empire, to the triumphal period when its wealth attracted Viking and Asian warriors to join its armies, and finally to the death of Byzantium's last emperor in 1453, the empire's military history is laid bare.
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Author Biography - John F. Haldon
John Haldon is Professor of Byzantine History at Princeton University. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the world's leading experts on Byzantine history and his other books include Byzantium: A History, also published by Tempus. Born in Britain, he now lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
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