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    Ian Hughes Ð 1 READ REVIEW Õ YEEZY950.US Ð Ian Hughes REVIEW Belisarius The Last Roman General 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 e

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    REVIEW Belisarius The Last Roman General Kindle [Belisarius The Last Roman General] ç Ian Hughes REVIEW Õ YEEZY950.US Ð 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 Histo

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    Ian Hughes Ð 1 READ REVIEW Õ YEEZY950.US Ð Ian Hughes REVIEW Belisarius The Last Roman General 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 enj

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    Kindle [Belisarius The Last Roman General] ç 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

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    Kindle [Belisarius The Last Roman General] ç Ian Hughes 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

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    Kindle [Belisarius The Last Roman General] ç Ian Hughes REVIEW Õ YEEZY950.US Ð Ian Hughes REVIEW 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 if he was given a half decent army to command instead of the mishmash of militia and allied auxiliaries he always ended up withThe author is extremely critical of Justinian which though und

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    REVIEW Belisarius The Last Roman General REVIEW Õ YEEZY950.US Ð Ian Hughes Ian Hughes Ð 1 READ 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 i

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    Kindle [Belisarius The Last Roman General] ç Ian Hughes I applaud Ian Hughes for attempting the first English language biography of the great general Flavius Belisarius in nearly two hundred

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    Ian Hughes Ð 1 READ REVIEW Õ YEEZY950.US Ð Ian Hughes Kindle [Belisarius The Last Roman General] ç Ian Hughes 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 especial

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REVIEW Belisarius The Last Roman General

READ ↠ Belisarius The Last Roman General REVIEW Õ YEEZY950.US Ð Ian Hughes REVIEW Belisarius The Last Roman General 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. 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 Justinian tried to do just that in the 6th century he is the one that ordered the construction of the Haga Sophia church he almost succeeded he conuered Italy Africa Sardica Sardinia the Italian Peninsula and even Spain but he could not had done any of that without his commander Belisarius not a lot of information is known about him Thtas why I read this book it was an attempt to gain some info about this much important historical figure and in that sense this book succeeded there are some grammatical errors and dubious sources in some point that s why its not a 5 star book but you do learn about the politics fighting and diplomacy style of the Byzantine through the character of Belisarius I recommend this book to any lover of classical history Radical Chic Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers just that in the 6th century he is the one that ordered the construction of the Haga Sophia church he almost succeeded he conuered Italy Africa Sardica Sardinia the Italian Peninsula and even Spain but he could not had done any of that without his commander Belisarius not a lot of information is known about him Thtas why I read this book it was an attempt to gain some info about this much important historical figure and in that sense this book succeeded there are some grammatical errors and dubious sources in some point that s why its not a 5 star book but you do learn about the politics fighting and diplomacy style of the Byzantine through the character of Belisarius I recommend this book to any lover of classical history

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READ ↠ Belisarius The Last Roman General REVIEW Õ YEEZY950.US Ð Ian Hughes REVIEW Belisarius The Last Roman General 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. 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 militia and allied auxiliaries he always ended up withThe author is extremely critical of Justinian which though understandable at times is somewhat narrow minded at others Justinian had an empire to run there was to his rule than the campaigns of Belisarius That being said I enjoyed reading most of this the author does a good job speculating on the famous blinding incident and whether it occurred or not Troveranno il corpo job speculating on the famous blinding incident and whether it occurred or not

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READ ↠ Belisarius The Last Roman General REVIEW Õ YEEZY950.US Ð Ian Hughes REVIEW Belisarius The Last Roman General 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 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 is as salient and powerful today as it was when Procopius first wrote of him 1500 years agoOnto Ian Hughes oftentimes excellent work As other reviewers have noted the author did an superb job reviewing the primary sources on Belisarius limited as they are teasing out the facts and reconstructing the General s martial exploits That is where the book excels as a scholarly work focused on Belisarius extraordinary military achievements as well as the strategy and tactics of the General s opponentsWhat is exceptional about the book also makes it disappointing as a popular biography Mr Hughes focuses on the facts but does not delve into the speculative world of Belisarius past his motivations his personality in short the softer aspects of the General that cannot help but captivate the admittedly small circle of his admirersSo in conclusion this is a book that does us a great service looking at the military exploits of Justinian s general the Autokrator with fresh and unbiased eyes That said those looking for a romantic and sympathetic look at the General s life may be disappointed Happy Christmas Hammy the Wonder Hamster job reviewing the primary sources on Belisarius limited as they are teasing out the facts and reconstructing the General s martial exploits That is where the book excels as a scholarly work focused on Belisarius extraordinary military achievements as well as the strategy and tactics of the General s opponentsWhat is exceptional about the book also makes it disappointing as a popular biography Mr Hughes focuses on the facts but does not delve into the speculative world of Belisarius past his motivations his personality in short the softer aspects of the General that cannot help but captivate the admittedly small circle of his admirersSo in conclusion this is a book that does us a great service looking at the military exploits of Justinian s general the Autokrator with fresh and unbiased eyes That said those looking for a romantic and sympathetic look at the General s life may be disappointed

  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Belisarius The Last Roman General
  • Ian Hughes
  • English
  • 08 August 2018
  • 9781594160851