Byzantine Armies AD 1118-1461

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Byzantine Armies AD 1118-1461
Angus Mcbride, Ian Heath
Type: eBook
Released: 1995
Publisher: Osprey
Page Count: 47
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1855323478
ISBN-13: 9781855323476
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.Byzantine Armies AD 1118-1461 Textbook 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. From the Publisher Packed with specially commissioned artwork, maps and diagrams, the Men-at-Arms series is an unrivalled illustrated reference on the history, organisation, uniforms and equipment of the world's military forces, past and present.

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