The Eastern Romans 330-1461 AD
- 48 Pages
- 20 Color Plates
- 2 Black & White Plates
The Eastern Roman Empire is perhaps more commonly referred to as the Byzantine Empire. It describes the period in the Middle Ages when the Greek-speaking Roman Empire was centered on the city of Constantinople. Constantine I is regarded by many to be the first Byzantine emperor. The Byzantines took a distinctive route through history as at that time there was a growing schism between West and East Rome. This new book from Concord Publications covers, in comprehensive detail, the soldiers and military forces of the Eastern Romans.
Written by an authoritative expert Dr. Raffaele D'Amato, this book delves deeply into the inner workings of the Eastern Roman Empire and how it impacted upon the military forces. Major battles and events are elaborated, providing coverage from the early days of the empire through to the fall of the capital, Constantinople, to the Ottoman Turks in 1453AD. The military splendor and magnificence of this period has been carefully captured in this work.
The book features a great number of beautifully rendered color plates by Dr. Giorgio Albertini. These show soldiers or famous military leaders at important points in the history of the Byzantine Empire. These color plates are accompanied by highly detailed written descriptions of the relevant historical background, and they also explain about the weapons and uniforms in evidence in the illustrations. The author has taken great pains to provide an impressive level of information. This volume is thoroughly researched and jam-packed with invaluable information about the Byzantine army. As a result, this book is a vital reference source for any historian or ancient military enthusiast.