[EBOOK / KINDLE] Belisarius The Last Roman General AUTHOR Ian Hughes


  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Belisarius The Last Roman General
  • Ian Hughes
  • English
  • 23 March 2020
  • 9781594160851

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] Belisarius The Last Roman General AUTHOR Ian Hughes This was a good book if you are interested in Byzantine politics with a focus on the time of Justinian I have always been interested in the Byzantines since to me they signify a glamorous part of history half ancient the other half modern But everyone involved in this subject cannot help and wonder what would have happened had the Byzantine empire been strong enough to reunite the Western part of the Roman empire once well The Emperor Justi

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] Belisarius The Last Roman General AUTHOR Ian Hughes Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Ian Hughes Summary Belisarius The Last Roman General To start I must say I was a bit hopeful this book might be good by the reviews available here despite being a work of popular History but I was a bit defrauded while reading it The introduction and the first chapters on the Roman world are a bit awful with many real basic mistakes being done there The contrasting descriptions of the governments of Ravenna and Constantinople and the people from the western and eastern provinces

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] Belisarius The Last Roman General AUTHOR Ian Hughes I haven't read anything about Belisarius and Byzantium before This is the first one And I'm impress by Belisarius He was not only brawn but a lot of brain as wellMost of his battles were won by being brainy and o

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] Belisarius The Last Roman General AUTHOR Ian Hughes Belisarius is the hero of two great bits of genre fiction from my adolescence Robert Graves's historical novel Count Belisarius and L Sprague de Camp's alternative timeline Lest Darkness Fall One big reason for this is that he was accompanied by Procopius who wrote a history of his campaigns and then took all

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    Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Ian Hughes [EBOOK / KINDLE] Belisarius The Last Roman General AUTHOR Ian Hughes Ian Hughes Ì 2 Free download This is an ok biography of one of the ancient world's most interesting characters the Byzantine general Belisarius I'll start with the negatives In some ways this book highlights the difficulties and limitations faced when writing the biography of an ancient personality when there is only relatively sparse docume

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    Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Ian Hughes Ian Hughes Ì 2 Free download Summary Belisarius The Last Roman General A good breakdown of one of the world's greatest generals Belisarius was a man who put up with extreme indignation from his Emperor and still proceeded to serve him loyally to his dying day One can't help but ponder what couldve been i

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] Belisarius The Last Roman General AUTHOR Ian Hughes I found this uite a slog to get through The book is packed with information and would no doubt be of interest to anyone undertaking a detailed study of Belisarius' campaigns but for the most part it came across as a dry re telling of the contemporary histories with little commentary to bring it to lifeThere were also some disconcerting spelling mistakes obvious ones that should have easily been by picked up by a spull cchocker

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    Ian Hughes Ì 2 Free download Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Ian Hughes [EBOOK / KINDLE] Belisarius The Last Roman General AUTHOR Ian Hughes I applaud Ian Hughes for attempting the first English language biography of the great general Flavius Belisarius in nearly two hundred years The paucity of current scholarly or popular writing on him is a mystery

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] Belisarius The Last Roman General AUTHOR Ian Hughes This is an unedited excerpt from the 537 Siege of Rome chapterKing Vitiges If I assaulted those walls would you die?Belisarius It would be extremely painfulKing Vitiges You're a big legatusBelisarius For youKing Vitiges Was getting besieged in Rome part of your plan?Belisarius Of courshe Pope Silverius refused our offer in favor o

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] Belisarius The Last Roman General AUTHOR Ian Hughes Ian Hughes Ì 2 Free download I read this because I'm interested in that period of late antiuity turning into the Dark Ages It's interesting about someon

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Belisarius The Last Roman General

Belisarius The Last Roman General Characters É 2 Explains the evolution of classical Roman armies and systems of warfare into those of the Byzantine Empire as well as those of their chief enemies the Persians Goths and Vandals Based on ancient source and drawing on a wealth of modern research Belisarius’s career is set in the context of the turbulent times in which he lived and his reputation is reassessed to give a balanced portrait of this neglected giant among ancient commande. I found this uite a slog to get through The book is packed with information and would no doubt be of interest to anyone undertaking a detailed study of Belisarius campaigns but for the most part it came across as a dry re telling of the contemporary histories with little commentary to bring it to lifeThere were also some disconcerting spelling mistakes obvious ones that should have easily been by picked up by a spull cchocker that made it look as if it had been produced in a hurry

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Belisarius The Last Roman General Characters É 2 Hughes has written a lively and detailed account of Belisarius’s remarkable career” Adrian Goldsworthy author of The Complete Roman ArmyBelisarius c 505–565 AD was the greatest general of the Eastern Roman Empire and is among history’s most notable military personalities At the age of 29 he twice defeated the Persians and reconuered North Africa from the Vandals before going on to regain the Italian peninsula from the Ostrogo. To start I must say I was a bit hopeful this book might be good by the reviews available here despite being a work of popular History but I was a bit defrauded while reading it The introduction and the first chapters on the Roman world are a bit awful with many real basic mistakes being done there The contrasting descriptions of the governments of Ravenna and Constantinople and the people from the western and eastern provinces regarding the way how they viewed themselves are completely false as well as the claims that the Romance languages were already around that s clearly ridiculous and Ian Hughes should learn something about Romance philology the Euites Sagitarii called by their Greek euivalent in this book were the results of Hunnic influence when they had been around for much longer than that the euestrians can hardly be called middle classes and the medieval Roman world wasn t stagnated Basically a person will learn very few actual facts if it won t get confused by themThe actual description of Belisarius campaigns are much better but aren t anything special at all namely the descriptions of his private life and the maps lack the movements by the Romans and its enemies through the theatres of operations which would be certainly a nice addition to it besides claiming the Suebi were subjects of the Franks this seems a basic research error He also sometimes uses Norwich as a source when he isn t a trustworthy one and even that popular historian wrote his claims didn t have academic pretensions and his bibliography and notes are non existent an horrible flaw especially if someone wants to check his sources notwithstanding the fact he cites Procopius and Agathias oftenTo end this review this is the kind of popular History I don t like a book with lots of oversimplifications and mistakes which mislead the public unaware of the actual historical events I also wonder how Goldsworthy passed many of these mistakes by what I already read from him Perhaps he advised the author in the right direction but was simply ignored but even then I m a bit disappointed with his support of Ian Hughes work

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Belisarius The Last Roman General Characters É 2 Ths including the Eternal City Rome Fighting in the name of Justinian I Belisarius recaptured large portions of the original territory of the ancient Roman Empire However Byzantium was both unwilling and incapable of retaining much of Belisarius’s hard won advances and soon after his death the empire once again retractedIn Belisarius The Last Roman General historian Ian Hughes recounts the life of this great soldier In addition he. Belisarius is the hero of two great bits of genre fiction from my adolescence Robert Graves s historical novel Count Belisarius and L Sprague de Camp s alternative timeline Lest Darkness Fall One big reason for this is that he was accompanied by Procopius who wrote a history of his campaigns and then took all the unscholarly bits and put them in a gossipy Secret History a treasure trove for future novelists And for historians though the facts behind large chunks are open to disputeBelisarius served Justinian the emperor of the Eastern Empire a generation after the west fell He led a relatively small force that managed to reconuer Vandal Africa roughly Tunisia and Algeria then was given command of an army to take Italy from the Ostrogoths After initially rapid success the Ostrogoths rallied and Belisarius was too talented a general to lose but never uite got the resources to win decisively In between warfare and plague over these years Italy was decimated and while conuered never really secured for Constantinople Belisarius himself was able to add a few other accomplishments such as defeating an Azar horde with only 300 veteransWhile a brilliant general Belisarius record had some blemishes His record as a young general against the Persians was mixed and Hughes considers his defeat in a field battle at Rome and unnecessary mistake Hughes rates him highly on defense and interestingly considers his loyalty and probity one of his great military assets Opponents were willing to surrender to him one problem in Italy was that when he was recalled from command his successors frittered away the good will he d built up among the local elites A successful version of 300 Spartans getting themselves killed by a Persian horde after a day or two of fighting But like the Spartans at Thermopylae 300 is misleading Belisarius would have added local peasants