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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 6

Rise of Islam “In the victorious days of the Roman republic, it had been the aim of the senate to confine their councils and legions to a single war, and completely to suppress a first enemy before they provoked the … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 4

Persian Dominance “For the crime of an ambitious centurion [Phocas] the nation which he oppressed was chastised with the calamities of war, and the same calamities, at the end of twenty years, were retaliated and redoubled on the heads of … Continue reading

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