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Byzantine Soldiers 12th and 13th Centuries

Byzantine Soldiers 12th and 13th Centuries

Warriors of the byzantine empire - 10th Century

Warriors of the byzantine empire - 10th Century

"Byzantine Imperial Guardsmen in action, 995", Giuseppe Rava. This important staff officer of the senior Tághma is based upon a portrait dated to 1007, of Iohannes, a Proximos with the court rank of Protospathários, who served under the Dhoux Theodorakan in the Théma of Armenia. Note his gilded klivanion, and the cross standard.

"Byzantine Imperial Guardsmen in action, 995", Giuseppe Rava. This important staff officer of the senior Tághma is based upon a portrait dated to 1007, of Iohannes, a Proximos with the court rank of Protospathários, who served under the Dhoux Theodorakan in the Théma of Armenia. Note his gilded klivanion, and the cross standard.

Varangian Guards were Viking soldiers who woked for the Byzantine Emperor in Constantinople.

Varangian Guards were Viking soldiers who woked for the Byzantine Emperor in Constantinople.

Byzantine heavy horseman

Byzantine heavy horseman

Byzantine cataphract, X Cent. AD.

Byzantine cataphract, X Cent. AD.

The Battle of Manzikert was fought between the Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks led by Alp Arslan on August 26, 1071 near Manzikert (modern Malazgirt in Muş Province, Turkey). The decisive defeat of the Byzantine army and the capture of the Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes played an important role in undermining Byzantine authority in Anatolia and Armenia, and allowed for the gradual Turkification of Anatolia.

The Battle of Manzikert was fought between the Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks led by Alp Arslan on August 26, 1071 near Manzikert (modern Malazgirt in Muş Province, Turkey). The decisive defeat of the Byzantine army and the capture of the Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes played an important role in undermining Byzantine authority in Anatolia and Armenia, and allowed for the gradual Turkification of Anatolia.

Cyprus exhibition, Louvre, 2013, fresco of St Demetrios, 12th-13thc, Monastery of Kykkos

Cyprus exhibition, Louvre, 2013, fresco of St Demetrios, 12th-13thc, Monastery of Kykkos

Byzantine Military Saint

Byzantine Military Saint

"Dyrrakhion, 1081 AD", Giuseppe Rava. Separated from the army, Alexios was attacked with lances from one side by three Norman knights. Since Alexios was protected by layers of padding, iron lamellar and possibly also mail, their weapons caused him no injury, but served only to partially unseat him, with the entanglement of his spurs in his horse’s trapping preventing him from falling entirely

"Dyrrakhion, 1081 AD", Giuseppe Rava. Separated from the army, Alexios was attacked with lances from one side by three Norman knights. Since Alexios was protected by layers of padding, iron lamellar and possibly also mail, their weapons caused him no injury, but served only to partially unseat him, with the entanglement of his spurs in his horse’s trapping preventing him from falling entirely