Tag: Byzantine Empire

  • WWII

WWII Weapons: Flamethrowers of the Wehrmacht

Flamethrowers put fear into the hearts of even the most battle-hardened soldiers.

  • Military History

Dorylaeum: The First Christian-Muslim Clash of the Crusades

The Battle of Dorylaeum would influence the tactics, strategy, and mystique of the many Crusades…

  • Military History

Baptism or Death: The Wendish Crusade, 1147-1185

For the pagan Wends living along the Baltic Sea, the Second Crusade quickly became a…

  • Military History

The Fourth Fitna: A Family Feud that Crippled a Caliphate

Caliph Harun al-Rashid’s two sons carried on a fratricidal power struggle that devastated Baghdad in…

  • Military History

Clash of the Tyrants

At Ankara, Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I, nicknamed the Thunderbolt, confronted Mongol leader Tamerlane, who had…

  • Military History

Greek Fire: The Mysterious Weapon of the Byzantine Empire

In AD 678, outside the storied walls of Constantinople, the Byzantine Empire unleashed its new…

  • Military History

Weapons of the Middle Ages: the Medieval Catapult

The Medieval Catapult was one of the most fearsome middle age weapons ever produced. Read…

  • Military History

The Byzantine Empire: Medieval Successor to Ancient Rome

The Byzantine Empire, successor to ancient Rome, lasted over a thousand years. This was no…

  • Military History

Siege of Rhodes: The Will Of The Hospitallers

With Sultan Mohammed II’s Turkish horde at the gates of Rhodes, the city’s Knights Hospitallers…

  • Military History

Harald “Land Waster” Hardradi

Norway’s King Harald Hardradi, known as 'the Land Waster,' came close to conquering England before…