6th-Century Conflicts: Battle of Mons Badonicus, Battle of Ad Decimum, Battle of Deorham, Battle of Tricamarum, Byzantine-Sassanid Wars

 
9781156709894: 6th-Century Conflicts: Battle of Mons Badonicus, Battle of Ad Decimum, Battle of Deorham, Battle of Tricamarum, Byzantine-Sassanid Wars

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: Battle of Mons Badonicus, Battle of Ad Decimum, Battle of Deorham, Battle of Tricamarum, Byzantine-Sassanid Wars, Maurice's Balkan campaigns, Siege of Rome, Goguryeo-Sui Wars, Roman-Persian War of 572-591, Siege of Phasis, Battle of Solachon, Samaritan Revolts, Battle of Dara, Battle of Taginae, Battle of the Volturnus, Gweith Gwen Ystrat, Anastasian War, Battle of Callinicum, Battle of Satala, Battle of Sena Gallica, Battle of Catraeth, Battle of Camlann, Battle on the Ice of Lake Vänern, Battle of Vouillé, Battle of Arfderydd, First Perso-Turkic War, Geraint son of Erbin, Battle of Vézeronce, Battle of Blarathon, Battle of Alclud Ford, Battle of Mons Lactarius, Battle of Woden's Burg, Battle of Linyuguan, Battle of Asfeld, Battle of Faventia, Battle of Beran Byrig, Battle of Raith, Basus War. Excerpt: The Byzantine-Sassanid Wars refers to a series of conflicts between the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire and the Sassanid dynasty of the Persian Empire. A continuation of the Roman-Persian Wars, the conflict involved several smaller campaigns and peace treaties lasting for years at a time. Roman StrategyThe Roman Empire had reached its greatest extent under the Emperor Trajan. However, before Trajan, the Emperor Augustus set about stabilizing the frontiers of the Empire. As a result, the Romans were more interested in simply defending their territory and consolidating the Empire rather than attempt to conquer Persia. Roman TacticsThe Romans employed the best infantry at the time; heavily armed and armoured soldiers plus numerous auxiliaries. By the 4th century A.D., armour was less often used and by the 5th century Germanic mercenaries employed. The Romans continued to use heavy infantry of the legionary type but these were ineffective against the mobile Persian horse archers. From the 3rd century heavy cataphract ca...

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