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Constantine made a truce with the Seljuks that lasted untilbut a large Seljuk army under Alp Arslan attacked the theme of Iberia and took Ani ; after a siege of 25 days, they captured the city and slaughtered its population. The result of this disastrous defeat was, in simplest terms, the loss of the Eastern Roman Empire’s Anatolian heartland. Byzantium at War — Historian Thomas Asbridge says: Many of the Turks, who had been, during the 11th century, travelling westward, saw the victory at Manzikert as an entrance to Asia Minor.

Davis writes, “Byzantine defeat severely limited the power of the Byzantines by denying them control over Anatolia, the major recruiting ground for soldiers. Others, including Nicephorus Bryenniussuggested they wait and fortify their position. A History of the Crusades. Their choice in establishing their capital in Nikaea Iznik in could possibly be explained by a desire to see if the Empire’s struggles could present new opportunities.

In FebruaryRomanos sent envoys to Alp Arslan to renew the treaty, and keen to secure his northern flank against attack, Alp Arslan happily agreed.

Henceforth, the Muslims controlled the region. This split the forces into halves of about 20, men each. A Short History of Byzantium. The Seljuks did not pursue the fleeing Byzantines, nor did they recapture Manzikert itself at this point. Alp Arslan treated Romanos with considerable kindness and again offered the terms of peace that he had offered prior to the battle.

His intention was to capture and garrison the Armenian fortresses before the Turkish army should come up from the south.


The same could not be said of Romanos, whose enemies “martyred a courageous and upright man”, and as a result “the Empire Anna Komnenewriting a few decades after the actual battle, wrote:. This included Frankish and Norman mercenaries under Roussel de Bailleulsome Turkic Uz and Pecheneg and Bulgarian mercenariesinfantry under the duke of Antiocha contingent of Georgian and Armenian troops and some but not all of the Varangian Guard to total around 40, men. The Battle of Myriokephalonalso known as the Myriocephalum, has been compared to the Battle of Manzikert as a pivotal point in the decline of the Byzantine Empire.

Despite his success Alp Arslan was quick to meydna a peace treaty with the Byzantines, signed in ; he saw the Fatimids in Egypt as his main enemy and had no desire to be diverted by unnecessary hostilities. The implications of Myriocephalum were initially limited, however, thanks to Manuel I Komnenos holding on to power.

He died soon after as a result of an infection caused by an injury during his brutal blinding. The Byzantines held off the arrow attacks and captured Alp Arslan’s camp by the end of the afternoon. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Romanus entered Armenia along the southern branch of the upper Euphrates. According to Ibn al-Adimin ,uharebesi presence of Arslan, Romanos blamed the raids of Rashid al-Dawla Mahmud into Byzantine territory for his interventions in Muslim territories which eventually led to the Battle of Manzikert.

When Emperor Romanos IV was conducted into the presence of Alp Arslan, the Sultan refused to believe that the bloodied and tattered man covered in dirt was the mighty Emperor of the Romans.

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Retrieved 22 April Romanos sent the Armenian general Basilakes and some cavalry, as Romanos did not believe this was Alp Arslan’s full army. The themes in Anatolia were literally the heart of the empire, and within decades after Manzikert, they were gone. Again maalazgirt again their historians refer to that dreadful day.

Retrieved from ” https: For the armies of the East were dispersed in all directions, because the Turks had over-spread, and gained command of, countries between the Euxine Sea [ Black Sea ] and the Hellespontand the Aegean Sea and Syrian Seas [ Mediterranean Sea ], muhaeebesi the various bays, especially those which wash PamphyliaCiliciaand empty themselves into the Egyptian Sea [Mediterranean Sea].


Finally, while intrigue and the deposition of Emperors had taken place before, the fate of Romanos was particularly horrific, and the destabilization caused by it also rippled through the empire for centuries.

Military Disaster or Political Failure? Thinking that Alp Arslan was either further away or not coming at all, Romanos marched towards Lake Vanexpecting to retake Manzikert rather quickly and the nearby fortress of Khliat if possible.

About Constantine IX disbanded what the historian John Skylitzes calls the “Iberian Army”, which consisted of 50, men and it was turned as a contemporary Droungarios of the Watch. Osprey Publishing 20 Augustpp. There, some of his generals suggested continuing the march into Seljuk territory and catching Alp Arslan before he was ready.

Romanos was unaware of the loss of Tarchaneiotes and continued to Manzikert, which he easily captured on 23 August; the Seljuks responded with heavy incursions of bowmen.

Battle of Manzikert

This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat Near Manzikert he divided his forces. The breaking of Byzantium. In hindsight, both Byzantine and contemporary historians are unanimous in dating the decline of Byzantine fortunes to this battle.

Battle of Manzikert Part of the Byzantine—Seljuq wars In this muharebfsi French miniature depicting the Battle of Manzikert, the combatants are clad in contemporary Western European armour. Andronikus returned to the capital, Tarchaneiotes did not take part, Bryennios and all the others, mugarebesi Romanos, took part in the ensuing civil war.