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Free download Belisarius The Last Roman General Read & download ´ Belisarius The Last Roman General Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free download å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ä Ian Hughes 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. 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 organisation of the Byzantine and contemporary empires The assumptions and constant hedging was extremely irritating and began to grate on me after a while While I understand that there are gaps in the evidence I haven t had the same feelings when reading other books about this and similar periods in history Ultimately the authors writing style is to blame here as it sometimes communicated unintentionally I m sure a lack of conviction in his analysis and conclusions At times I was left asking If you re so unsure about this then why are you expecting me to read it The writing style and structure generally was somewhat below par and it felt to me like the book was under editedThat being said the sections of historical narrative are competently written and I felt that I got a good overview of the campaigns in North Africa Persia and Italy I enjoy this kind of military historical narrative though some others would find this material a bit dry In both North Africa and Italy Belisarius ultimately prevailed with his grasp of the importance of logistics and his realisation that neither the Vandals nor the Goths had an effective answer to his mounted archers This period is fascinating coming as it does in European history between the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the rise of the medieval nation states and the main players in this tale of international intrigue are or less weak and faltering The Byzantine empire is wealthy but brittle and overstretched Persia is within a generation of being swept away by Islamic conuerors the Vandalic and Gothic empires are transitory and divided the Huns will soon disappear as a separate people group altogether We are given a hint of things to come when the Franks tentatively invade Northern Italy as they were soon to become the dominant power in Western Europe The politics of the day are eually fascinating albeit complex and bewildering even Byzantine Justinian strikes me as a somewhat weak ruler dominated by his wife and cronies and fearful of one of his generals particularly Belisarius becoming too powerful or popular and staging a coup With a focused set of military objectives and a less wavering trust in his greatest general Justinian s military achievements through Belisarius could have been even extensive particularly given the inherent weaknesses of the surrounding nationsThe biggest strength of this book comes from the central character in and subject of it Belisarius himself He is a fascinating and admirable character a relatively refined and thoughtful soldier in the midst of brutes despots warlords and freebooters His policy of forbidding his soldiers from pillaging and terrorising civilians would be admirable in a military commander of any era never mind the time when he lived and fought In his own lifetime Belisarius had a reputation as incorruptible and Hughes comments that he was obviously a man of strong character and outstanding moral bearing especially when he is compared to his compatriots He goes on to say that This was a man who was far above average in his military ability and very far above others in his moral integrity His grasp of strategic considerations was unmatched and his reactions to events almost faultless The fact that he lost battles due to either bad planning or by being pressured into fighting by his own men when at a disadvantage means that he cannot be placed on a par with outstanding military leaders such as Julius Caesar or Alexander the Great but his abilities place him not far below their level A fitting tribute to an undoubtedly great man This biography of Belisarius will be of interest to those who like me enjoy military history or learning about period of history but it isn t uite good enough for me to recommend it to the general reader Sutters Glück empire once again retractedIn Belisarius The Last Roman General historian Ian Hughes recounts the life of this great soldier In addition he. 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Free download Belisarius The Last Roman General Read & download ´ Belisarius The Last Roman General Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free download å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ä Ian Hughes 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. This is an unedited excerpt from the 537 Siege of Rome chapterKing Vitiges If I assaulted those walls would you dieBelisarius It would be extremely painfulKing Vitiges You re a big legatusBelisarius For youKing Vitiges Was getting besieged in Rome part of your planBelisarius Of courshe Pope Silverius refused our offer in favor of yours we had to find out what he told youPope Silverius Nothing I said nothingKing Vitiges Well congratulations you got yourself besiegedSounds of approaching bucellariiKing Vitiges Now whats the next step in your master planBelisarius Crashing this Ostrogothic Kingdomwith no shurvivors Nikhil Kaliszians #1 evolution of classical Roman armies and systems of warfare into those of the Byzantine Empire as well as those of their chief The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance excerpt from the 537 Siege of Rome chapterKing Vitiges If I assaulted those walls would you dieBelisarius It would be The Art of Learning A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence extremely painfulKing Vitiges You re a big legatusBelisarius For youKing Vitiges Was getting besieged in Rome part of your planBelisarius Of courshe Pope Silverius refused our offer in favor of yours we had to find out what he told youPope Silverius Nothing I said nothingKing Vitiges Well congratulations you got yourself besiegedSounds of approaching bucellariiKing Vitiges Now whats the next step in your master planBelisarius Crashing this Ostrogothic Kingdomwith no shurvivors

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Free download Belisarius The Last Roman General Read & download ´ Belisarius The Last Roman General Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free download å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ä Ian Hughes 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 Wretched Chastity The Mail Order Brides of Boot Creek #1 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 Leading Snowflakes euivalent in this book were the results of Hunnic influence when they had been around for much longer than that the Fuehrer Directives and Other Top Level Directives of the German Armed Forces 1942 1945 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 The Invisible Bridge error He also sometimes uses Norwich as a source when he isn t a trustworthy one and The Balts even that popular historian wrote his claims didn t have academic pretensions and his bibliography and notes are non Miotła i krzyż Kultura sprzątania w dawnej Holandii albo historia pewnej obsesji existent an horrible flaw Pulse especially if someone wants to check his sources notwithstanding the fact he cites Procopius and Agathias oftenTo The Hanging Tree 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 W cieniu prawaCzarna MadonnaŚwit który nie nadejdzie even then I m a bit disappointed with his support of Ian Hughes work


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    Free download Belisarius The Last Roman General PDF or EBOOK (Belisarius The Last Roman General) 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 Belis

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    PDF or EBOOK (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 nothingKing Vitiges Well con

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    Free download Belisarius The Last Roman General PDF or EBOOK (Belisarius The Last Roman General) 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 especia

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