Byzantine Naval Forces 1261-1461 : The Roman Empire's Last Marines #502 Osprey Men-at-Arms

Byzantine Naval Forces 1261-1461 : The Roman Empire's Last Marines #502 Osprey Men-at-Arms

By: Raffaele D'Amato

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After the recapture of Constantinople, Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos was determined to bring glory back to the Byzantine Empire. To achieve this, he established an Imperial Fleet and raised new regiments of elite marine troops. This work provides a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the unit history and appearance of these men, who were at the cutting edge of the last great flourish of Byzantine naval power. They won victory after victory in campaigns throughout the 1260s-70s, and though successive periods of decline and partial resurrection followed, these marine units survived until the very last flickers of Byzantine resistance were extinguished. Drawing upon early literary sources, the rich evidence of period illuminated manuscripts, frescoes and other iconography, Raffaele D'Amato details the lasting legacy of the swansong of Byzantine naval power.

Title: Byzantine Naval Forces 1261-1461 : The Roman Empire's Last Marines #502 Osprey Men-at-Arms

Author Name: Raffaele D'Amato

Illustrator: Igor Dzis and Peter Dennis

Categories: Medieval History, Middle Eastern History, Ships & Naval Warfare,

Publisher: UK, Osprey: 2016

ISBN Number: 1472807286

ISBN Number 13: 9781472807281

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 24.8 x 18.5 x 0.4

Kg: 0.17 Kg

Seller ID: 9781472807281

Keywords: Byzantine Naval Forces 1261-1461, The Roman Empire's Last Marines, Book 502 Osprey Men-at-Arms , 9781472807281, 1472807286, Raffaele D'Amato, Igor Dzis, Peter Dennis,