The real challenge for the Empire in the aftermath of Manzikert lay in the mad scramble for power in Constantinople.
This is my review of Sharan Newman’s latest book, Defending the City of God: A Medieval Queen, the First Crusades, and the Quest for Peace in Jerusalem.
The Battle of Manzikert has received relatively little study in modern Western academia, and the majority of both primary and secondary sources have not been translated
On the 17th of September, 1176, a huge Byzantine army entered a defile some 40 km east of modern Konya. The Byzantine chronicles call it Myriokephalon
The arrival of the Komnenos-Doukas faction at the imperial throne, with the rising of Alexius Komnenos in 1081, represents a strong change in the rhetoric and sharing of power in Byzantium.
Diplomacy gone to seed: a history of Byzantine foreign relations, A.D. 1047-57 By Paul A. Blaum International Journal of Kurdish Studies (2004) Introduction:…
Modern research has conclusively established that the battle of Antiochad-Maenderum in Phrygia, considered to be the third most hotly contested confrontation between the Byzantines and the Seljuks since Manzikert (Malasgirt) in 1071 and Myriocephalum (Çardak) in 1176, took place is the spring or early summer of A.D. 1211 and not in A.D. 1210, as it was previously believed
Medieval Syriac Historians’ Perceptions of the Turks By Mark Dickens MPhil Dissertation, University of Cambridge, 2004 Introduction: The eleventh through thirteenth centuries were…
While the caliphs lacked military power during the Buyid and Saljūq eras, they were not mere hostages of the secular powers in the eyes of the chroniclers.
This paper examines Romanus’ Manzikert campaign and the significance of his defeat, and assesses whether the Byzantine position in Anatolia was recoverable, and if so, why that recovery failed?