Medieval Warfare VIII.5

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Before its fall in 1453, Constantinople would be subjected to numerous sieges, including two early offensives by the Umayyad Caliphate in the seventh and eighth centuries.

Theme: The Umayyad Caliphate against the Byzantine Empire (674-718)

  • Peter Konieczny, 'Against the Empire - The Arabs bring war to Byzantium.'
  • Georgios Theotokis, '“They did the same thing for seven years” - Was Constantinople besieged in 674-78?'
  • Randall Moffett, 'Defenders of the Empire - The Byzantine soldier in the eighth century.'
  • Georgios Chatzelis, 'Knowledge that kills - Byzantine military manuals and warfare.'
  • Michael Edward Stewart, '"A furious storm fell upon them - The Arab siege of Constantinople, 717-718.'
  • Kay Smith and Ruth R. Brown, 'The first chemical weapon? - Playing with Greek Fire'
  • 'Readings: Byzantium during the rise of Islam.'
  • Alexander R. Brondarbit, 'The siege of Harlech castle - Resistance in Wales during the Wars of the Roses.'
  • Kyle C. Lincoln, 'An innumerable multitude of livestock - An archbishop and his cavalry.'
  • Stephen Turnbull, 'The king of Spain's samurai - Fighting for the Philippines in the 16th century.'
  • Leigh Whaley, 'Controversial treatments - The surgeons who tried to change medieval battlefield surgery.'
  • Murray Dahm, 'A band of Merry Men - Douglas Fairbanks' 1922 Robin Hood.'

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