Free E–pub (Belisarius The Last Roman General) by Ian Hughes

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characters Belisarius The Last Roman General ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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. 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 outsmarting his enemy And I enjoy reading about sieges and battles in Gothic warOf course sources for that era are uite sketchy so Author had to fill up the books by adding some pages about weapons armours etc making the book resembles an Osprey bookBut it s ok I enjoy this book and most reader who has interest in ancient history will feel the same

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characters Belisarius The Last Roman General ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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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characters Belisarius The Last Roman General ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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


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    Summary Belisarius The Last Roman General Free E–pub (Belisarius The Last Roman General) by Ian Hughes characters ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¸ 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 Emp

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    Ian Hughes ¸ 7 review Free E–pub (Belisarius The Last Roman General) by Ian Hughes 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 bi

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    Summary Belisarius The Last Roman General Free E–pub (Belisarius The Last Roman General) by Ian Hughes characters ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¸ 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

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    Summary Belisarius The Last Roman General Free E–pub (Belisarius The Last Roman General) by 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 d

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    characters ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¸ Ian Hughes Ian Hughes ¸ 7 review Summary Belisarius The Last Roman General 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 documentary evidence for the biographer to draw upon This is especially seen in the sections on the military euipment tactics and org

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    Free E–pub (Belisarius The Last Roman General) by Ian Hughes 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 if he was given a half decent army to command instead of the mishmash of milit

  7. says: Summary Belisarius The Last Roman General Free E–pub (Belisarius The Last Roman General) by Ian Hughes Ian Hughes ¸ 7 review

    Free E–pub (Belisarius The Last Roman General) by 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 cc

  8. says: Summary Belisarius The Last Roman General Free E–pub (Belisarius The Last Roman General) by Ian Hughes Ian Hughes ¸ 7 review

    Free E–pub (Belisarius The Last Roman General) by 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 bordering on tragic In a world in desperate need of heroes of people that inspire through deeds not words of public figures who are decent honest and incorruptible and selfless it would seem that Flavius Belisarius' story

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    characters ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¸ Ian Hughes Ian Hughes ¸ 7 review Summary Belisarius The Last Roman General 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 of yours we had to find out what he told youPope Silverius Nothing I said nothing

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    Summary Belisarius The Last Roman General characters ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¸ Ian Hughes Ian Hughes ¸ 7 review I read this because I'm interested in that period of late antiuity turning into the Dark Ages It's interesting about someone I knew little about so mission accomplishedThe proof reading left uite a bit to be desired however especially in the Latin expressions Comitatus gets misspelled in a number of ways across the entire text

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  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Belisarius The Last Roman General
  • Ian Hughes
  • English
  • 01 December 2018
  • 9781594160851