Belisarius : The Last Roman General

Description

A military history of the campaigns of Belisarius, the greatest general of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Emperor Justinian. He twice defeated the Persians and reconquered North Africa from the Vandals in a single year at the age of 29, before going on to regain Spain and Italy, including Rome (briefly), from the barbarians. It discusses the evolution from classical Roman to Byzantine armies and systems of warfare, as well as those of their chief enemies, the Persians, Goths and Vandals. It reassesses Belisarius' generalship and compares him with the likes of Caesar, Alexander and Hannibal. It will be illustrated with line drawings and battle plans as well as photographs.

Details

Author(s)
Ian Hughes
Format
Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
Publication date
19 Dec 2014
Publisher
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Imprint
Pen & Sword Military
Publication City/Country
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
16pp plates, 15 B+W drawings, 27 maps, 18 Battle Plans
ISBN10
1473822971
ISBN13
9781473822979
Bestsellers rank
79,417