Byzantium at War
By (author) John F. Haldon
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Byzantium at War by John F. Haldon
Book DescriptionByzantium survived for 800 years, yet its dominions and power fluctuated dramatically during that time. John Haldon tells the story from the days when the Empire was barely clinging on to survval, to the age when its fabulous wealth attracted Viking mercenaries and Asian nomad warriors to its armies, their very appearance on the field enough to bring enemies to terms. In 1453 the last emperor of Byzantium, Constantine XII, died fighting on the ramparts, bringing to a romantic end the glorious history of this legendary empire.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841763606
(248mm x 170mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2002
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.
Byzantine Wars, Paperback (July 2008)
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. This work covers the history of the wars between Byzantium and its numerous foes - the Goths, Arabs, Slavs, Crusaders and Ottoman Turks.
Byzantium, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by John F. Haldon
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."
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Author Biography - John F. Haldon
John Haldon is Professor of Byzantine History at the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on the history of the early and middle Byzantine period, and on medieval state structures across the European and Islamic worlds. He has published many books and articles, including 'Byzantium in the Seventh Century' (Cambridge, 1997), 'Warfare, State and Society in the Byzantine World' (London, 1999) and 'Byzantium: A History' (Stroud, 2000).
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