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politics with a focus he 7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century time of Justinian I have always been interested inhe Byzantines since Everyone Dies to mehey signify a glamorous part of history half ancient Conectados por la cultura. Historia natural de la civilización the other half modern But everyone involved inhis subject cannot help and wonder what would have happened had Sentenced to Wed the Byzantine empire been strong enougho reunite he Western part of he Roman empire once well The Emperor Justinian ried o do just hat in he 6th century he is Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? the onehat ordered he construction of he Haga Sophia church he almost succeeded he conuered Italy Africa Sardica Sardinia he Italian Peninsula and even Spain but he could not had done any of hat without his commander Belisarius not a lot of information is known about him Thtas why I read his book it was an attempt o gain some info about his much important historical figure and in hat sense his book succeeded here are some grammatical errors and dubious sources in some point hat s why its not a 5 star book but you do learn about he politics fighting and diplomacy style of he Byzantine hrough Still Open All Hours: The Story of a Classic Comedy the character of Belisarius I recommendhis book o any lover of classical history I haven read anything about Belisarius and Byzantium before This is he first one And I m impress by Belisarius He was not only brawn but a lot of brain as wellMost of his battles were won by being brainy and outsmarting his enemy And I enjoy reading about sieges and battles in Gothic warOf course sources for hat era are uite sketchy so Author had Ditch Flowers to fill uphe books by adding some pages about weapons armours etc making The Dollhouse That Time Forgot the book resembles an Osprey bookBut it s ok I enjoyhis book and most reader who has interest in ancient history will feel Pieces of Autumn the same This is an ok biography of one ofhe ancient world s most interesting characters he Byzantine general Belisarius I ll start with he negatives In some ways his book highlights he difficulties and limitations faced when writing he biography of an ancient personality when here is only relatively sparse documentary evidence for he biographer o draw upon This is especially seen in A Guest at the Feast the sections onhe military euipment Benighted tactics and organisation ofhe Byzantine and contemporary empires The assumptions and constant hedging was extremely irritating and began o grate on me after a while While I understand hat here are gaps in he evidence I haven had he same feelings when reading other books about his and similar periods in history Ultimately he authors writing style is o blame here as it sometimes communicated unintentionally I m sure a lack of conviction in his analysis and conclusions At imes I was left asking If you re so unsure about 4 ปี นรกในเขมร thishen why are you expecting me o read it The writing style and structure generally was somewhat below par and it felt o me like he book was under editedThat being said he sections of historical narrative are competently written and I felt hat I got a good overview of he campaigns in North Africa Persia and Italy I enjoy From Single Mum to Lady this kind of military historical narrativehough some others would find his material a bit dry In both North Africa and Italy Belisarius ultimately prevailed with his grasp of he importance of logistics and his realisation The Elephant and the Flea: Looking Backwards to the Future that neitherhe Vandals nor he Goths had an effective answer o his mounted archers This period is fascinating coming as it does in European history between he fall of he Western Roman Empire and The Beetle the rise ofhe medieval nation states and Killing Tomorrow the main players inhis ale of international intrigue are or less weak and faltering The Byzantine empire is wealthy but brittle and overstretched Persia is within a generation of being swept away by Islamic conuerors he Vandalic and Gothic empires are Haunted England: The Penguin Book of Ghosts transitory and dividedhe Huns will soon disappear as a separate people group altogether We are given a hint of hings o come when De kus van Esau the Franksentatively invade Northern Italy as Shadow Fall they were soono become he dominant power in Western Europe The politics of he day are eually fascinating albeit complex and bewildering even Byzantine Justinian strikes me as a somewhat weak ruler dominated by his wife and cronies and fearful of "one of his generals particularly Belisarius becoming oo powerful or popular and staging a coup With a "of his generals particularly Belisarius becoming oo powerful or popular and staging a coup With a set of military objectives and a less wavering rust in his greatest general Justinian s military achievements hrough Belisarius could have been even extensive particularly given Kids' Fun and Healthy Cookbook the inherent weaknesses ofhe surrounding nationsTh. Hughes has written a lively and detailed account of Belisarius’s remarkable career” Adrian Goldsworthy author of The Complete Roman ArmyBelisarius c 505–565 AD was Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep: The Tale of the First Tour de France the greatest general ofhe Eastern Roman Empire and is among history’s most notable military personalities At he age of 29 he wice defeated he Persians and reconuered North Africa from he Vandals before going on o regain he Italian peninsula from he Ostrogo. E biggest strength of his book comes from Aurora (Morgen Rote Im Auffgang, 1612) and Fundamental Report (Grundlicher Bericht, Mysterium Pansophicum, 1620): Translation, Introduction, Commentary. the central character in and subject of it Belisarius himself He is a fascinating and admirable character a relatively refined andhoughtful soldier in Mistress A Million Dollars the midst of brutes despots warlords and freebooters His policy of forbidding his soldiers from pillaging anderrorising civilians would be admirable in a military commander of any era never mind he ime when he lived and fought In his own lifetime Belisarius had a reputation as incorruptible and Hughes comments Shadows in the Mirror that he was obviously a man of strong character and outstanding moral bearing especially when he is comparedo his compatriots He goes on o say hat This was a man who was far above average in his military ability and very far above others in his moral integrity His grasp of strategic considerations was unmatched and his reactions o events almost faultless The fact hat he lost battles due The Master Key System and some other books: Charles F. Haanel Collection to either bad planning or by being pressured into fighting by his own men when at a disadvantage meanshat he cannot be placed on a par with outstanding military leaders such as Julius Caesar or Alexander The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book the Great but his abilities place him not far belowheir level A fitting ribute o an undoubtedly great man This biography of Belisarius will be of interest o hose who like me enjoy military history or learning about period of history but it isn Irbe kā mūris t uite good enough for meo recommend it The Hummingbird's Cage tohe general reader I found his uite a slog o get Camino de Perdición through The book is packed with information and would no doubt be of interesto anyone undertaking a detailed study of Belisarius campaigns but for he most part it came across as a dry re elling of The Chelsea Girls the contemporary histories with little commentaryo bring it o lifeThere "WERE ALSO SOME DISCONCERTING SPELLING MISTAKES "also some disconcerting spelling mistakes ones hat should have easily been by picked up by a spull cchocker Chasing Bigfoot that made it look as if it had been produced in a hurry This is an unedited excerpt fromhe 537 Siege of Rome chapterKing Vitiges If I assaulted Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue those walls would you dieBelisarius It would be extremely painfulKing Vitiges You re a big legatusBelisarius For youKing Vitiges Was getting besieged in Rome part of your planBelisarius Of courshe Pope Silverius refused our offer in favor of yours we hado find out what he Safari told youPope Silverius Nothing I said nothingKing Vitiges Well congratulations you got yourself besiegedSounds of approaching bucellariiKing Vitiges Now whatshe next step in your master planBelisarius Crashing Amreekandesi - Masters of America this Ostrogothic Kingdomwith no shurvivors To start I must say I was a bit hopefulhis book might be good by The Lost River: On The Trail of the Sarasvati the reviews available here despite being a work of popular History but I was a bit defrauded while reading it The introduction andhe first chapters on EMS Vehicle Operator Safety Arabic the Roman world are a bit awful with many real basic mistakes being donehere The contrasting descriptions of he governments of Ravenna and Constantinople and he people from La Torre Oscura. 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way how Of Love War they viewedhemselves are completely false as well as Encore to an Empty Room the claimshat hehow hey viewed hemselves are completely false as well as he claims hat he languages were already around Cake: Love, chickens, and a taste of peculiar that s clearly ridiculous and Ian Hughes should learn something about Romance philologyhe Euites Sagitarii called by heir Greek euivalent in his book were he results of Hunnic influence when hey had been around for much longer Acting For Film: Truth 24 Times a Second thanhat he euestrians can hardly be called middle classes and he medieval Roman world wasn The Last Breath (Paddy Meehan, t stagnated Basically a person will learn very few actual facts if it won get confused by hemThe actual description of Belisarius campaigns are much better but aren anything special at all namely he descriptions of his private life and he maps lack he movements by he Romans and its enemies hrough he St. Peter's Bones: How the Relics of the First Pope Were Lost and Found . . . and Then Lost and Found Again theatres of operations which would be certainly a nice additiono it besides claiming The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism the Suebi were subjects ofhe Franks Web Search Engine Research this seems a basic research error He also sometimes uses Norwich as a source when he isn a rustworthy one and even hat popular historian wrote his claims didn have academic pretensions and his bibliography and notes are non existent an horrible flaw especially
if someone wants o check his sources notwithstanding he fact he cites Procopius and Agathias oftenTosomeone wants o check his sources notwithstanding Bigfoot Shootout! Terrifying Tales of Interspecies Conflict the fact he cites Procopius and Agathias oftenTohis review his is he kind of popular History I don Spin Control (Spin Trilogy, t like a book with lots of oversimplifications and mistakes which misleadhe public unaware of Coercion: The Persuasion Professionals And Why We Listen To What They Say the actual historical events I also wonder how Goldsworthy passed many ofhese mistakes by what I already read from him Perhaps he advised Home Safe Home the author inhe ri. Ths including An Aristocracy of Everyone the Eternal City Rome Fighting inhe name of Justinian I Belisarius recaptured large portions of Smart Health Choices the originalerritory of he ancient Roman Empire However Byzantium was both unwilling and incapable of retaining much of Belisarius’s hard won advances and soon after his death he empire once again retractedIn Belisarius The Last Roman General historian Ian Hughes recounts he life of his great soldier In addition he.
Ian Hughes ¶ 0 SummaryGht direction but was simply ignored but even hen I m a bit disappointed with his support of Ian Hughes work Belisarius is he hero of wo great bits of genre fiction from my adolescence Robert Graves s historical novel Count Belisarius and L Sprague de Camp s alternative imeline Lest Darkness Fall One big reason for Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson, this ishat he was accompanied by Procopius who wrote a history of his campaigns and hen ook all Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us the unscholarly bits and puthem in a gossipy Secret History a Delivering Effective College Mental Health Services treasurerove for future novelists And for historians The Dream Peddler thoughhe facts behind large chunks are open Star-Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America's National Anthem to disputeBelisarius served Justinianhe emperor of My Life, Our Times the Eastern Empire a generation afterhe west fell He led a relatively small force Chimie analytique that managedo reconuer Vandal Africa roughly Tunisia and Algeria Out of the Shadows: The Global Intensification of Supplementary Education then was given command of an armyo Bigfoot 5: The West Virginia Yeti take Italy fromhe Ostrogoths After initially rapid success Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity the Ostrogoths rallied and Belisarius wasoo Dead Man's Secret talented a generalo lose but never uite got Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier the resourceso win decisively In between warfare and plague over Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations these years Italy was decimated and while conuered never really secured for Constantinople Belisarius himself was ableo add a few other accomplishments such as defeating an Azar horde with only 300 veteransWhile a brilliant general Belisarius record had some blemishes His record as a young
general against he Persians was mixed and Hughes considers his defeat in a field battle atagainst he Persians was mixed and Hughes considers his defeat in a field battle at and unnecessary mistake Hughes rates him highly on defense and interestingly considers his loyalty and probity one of his great military assets Opponents were willing o surrender o him one problem in Italy was The Ghost Garden: Inside the Lives of Schizophrenia's Feared and Forgotten that when he was recalled from command his successors frittered awayhe good will he d built up among Three Early Novels the local elites A successful version of 300 Spartans gettinghemselves killed by a Persian horde after a day or Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard: A Cultural History two of fighting But likehe Spartans at Thermopylae 300 is misleading Belisarius would have added local peasants A good breakdown of one of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America the world s greatest generals Belisarius was a man who put up with extreme indignation from his Emperor and still proceededo serve him loyally o his dying day One can help but ponder what couldve been if he was given a half decent army Science Is Magic: Amaze Your Friends with Spectacular Science Experiments to command instead ofhe mishmash of militia and allied auxiliaries he always ended up withThe author is extremely critical of Justinian which The House on the Edge of the Cliff though understandable atimes is somewhat "narrow minded at others Justinian had an empire Game Programming Gems 8 to runhere was "minded at others Justinian had an empire Gandhi to runhere was his rule han he campaigns of Belisarius
being said I enjoyed most of Everyone Counts thishe author does a good job speculating on Handbook of Pediatric Orthopaedics the famous blinding incident and whether it occurred or not I applaud Ian Hughes for attemptinghe first English language biography of he great general Flavius Belisarius in nearly wo hundred years The paucity of current scholarly or popular writing on him is a mystery bordering on Biography Of Alfred Nobel tragic In a world in desperate need of heroes of peoplehat inspire Alfred Nobel: A Biography through deeds not words of public figures who are decent honest and incorruptible and selfless it would seemhat Flavius Belisarius story is as salient and powerful Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime today as it was when Procopius first wrote of him 1500 years agoOnto Ian Hughes oftentimes excellent work As other reviewers have notedhe author did an superb job reviewing he primary sources on Belisarius limited as hey are Out of Reach But in Sight: Using Goals to Achieve Your Impossible teasing outhe facts and reconstructing he General s martial exploits That is where he book excels as a scholarly work focused on Belisarius extraordinary military achievements as well as Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 the strategy andactics of Tree Manual: A comprehensive guide to selecting and maintaining the General s opponentsWhat is exceptional abouthe book also makes it disappointing as a popular biography Mr Hughes focuses on Panther Tank Enthusiasts' Manual: Panzerkampfwagen V Panther (SdKfz 171) - An insight into the design, construction and operation of the finest medium tank in the Second World War the facts but does not delve intohe speculative world of Belisarius past his motivations his personality in short he softer aspects of he General hat cannot help but captivate he admittedly small circle of his admirersSo in conclusion The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God this is a bookhat does us a great service looking at Dropsy, Dialysis, Transplant: A Short History of Failing Kidneys the military exploits of Justinian s generalhe Autokrator with fresh and unbiased eyes That said We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria those looking for a romantic and sympathetic look athe General s life may be disappointed I read Spring Fling: A New Adult Anthology this because I m interested inhat period of late antiuity The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future turning intohe Dark Ages It s interesting about someone I knew little about so mission accomplishedThe proof reading left uite a bit Hot in Hellcat Canyon to be desired however especially inhe Latin expressions Comitatus gets misspelled in a number of ways across he entire ext. Explains he evolution of classical Roman armies and systems of warfare into hose of Truth Facts: The Truthiest Truths and Factiest Facts of Everyday Life the Byzantine Empire as well ashose of Make it Right their chief enemieshe Persians Goths and Vandals Based on ancient source and drawing on a wealth of modern research Belisarius’s career is set in Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail the context ofhe Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place 3-Book Collection: Book I, Book II, Book III turbulentimes in which he lived and his reputation is reassessed The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health--AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO FIX IT to give a balanced portrait ofhis neglected giant among ancient commande. .That Being Said I Enjoyed