Battle of Manzikert
|Battle of Manzikert|
|Part of the Byzantine-Seljuk wars|
In this 15th-century French miniature showing the Battle of Manzikert, the combatants are clad in Western European armour of the time.
|Byzantine Empire||Great Seljuk Sultanate|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Up to 70,000(More than half deserted)
~ 20,000 - 30,000 took part.
|~ 20,000 - 30,000|
|Casualties and losses|
The Battle of Manzikert, or Malazgirt (Turkish: Malazgirt Savaşı) was fought between the Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Empire. The Seljuq forces attacked on August 26, 1071 near Manzikert, (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Its result was one of the most decisive defeats of the Byzantine Empire and the capture of the Byzantine Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes. The Battle of Manzikert played an important role in breaking the Byzantine resistance and preparing the way for the Turkish settlement in Anatolia.
Notes[change | edit source]
- Konstam, Angus (2004). The Crusades. London: Mercury Books. pp. p. 40.
- Hewsen, Robert H. (2001). Armenia: a historical atlas. The University of Chicago Press. pp. p. 126. ISBN 0-226-33228-4.
- Peter Malcolm Holt, Ann Katharine Swynford Lambton, Bernard Lewis The Cambridge History of Islam, 1977, p.231,232 Book at google books
References[change | edit source]
- Haldon, John. The Byzantine Wars: Battles and Campaigns of the Byzantine Era, 2001. ISBN 0-7524-1795-9.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- Battle of Manzikert: Military Disaster or Political Failure? By Paul Markham
- Debacle at Manzikert, 1071: Prelude to the Crusades, by Brian T. Carey (Issue 5 - January 2004)