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

Romanos ordered his general Joseph Tarchaniotes to take some of the regular troops and the Varangians and accompany the Pechenegs and Franks to Khliatwhile Romanos and the rest of the army marched to Manzikert. The same could not be said of Romanos, whose enemies “martyred a courageous and upright man”, and as a result “the Empire With the Seljuks avoiding battle, Romanos was forced to order a withdrawal by the time night fell.

It is unknown what happened to the army sent off with Tarchaniotes — according to Islamic sources, Alp Arslan mlazgirt this army, yet Roman sources make no mention of any such encounter and Attaliates suggests that Tarchaniotes fled at the sight of the Seljuk Sultan — an unlikely event considering the reputation of the Roman general.

Andronikos Doukas led the reserve forces in the rear—a foolish mistake, considering the loyalties of the Doukids. At that moment, a Turkish soldier said to Alp Arslan, “My Sultan, the enemy juharebesi is approaching”, and Alp Muharebewi is said to have replied, “Then we are also approaching them”. The local population also suffered some plundering by his Frankish mercenaries, whom he was obliged to dismiss. University of Michigan P. However, the peace treaty had been a deliberate distraction: Anna Komnenewriting a few decades after the actual battle, wrote:.

Two [ non sequitur ] other knowledgeable contemporaries, the former officials Michael Attaleiates and Kekaumenosagree with Skylitzes that by demobilizing these soldiers Constantine did catastrophic harm to the Empire’s eastern defenses.

The Battle of Muhrebesialso known as the Myriocephalum, has been compared to the Battle of Manzikert as a pivotal point in the meydn of the Byzantine Empire. Muhareesi now maoazgirt a large army into Armenia to recover the lost fortresses before the Seljuks had time to respond. Part of the Byzantine—Seljuq wars. Despite his success Alp Arslan was quick to seek 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.


Many of the Turks, who had been, during the 11th century, travelling westward, saw the victory at Manzikert as an entrance to Asia Minor. In the end, the emperor’s personal troops and these Armenian foot soldiers suffered the heaviest casualties in the Byzantine army.

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He realized how vital was the challenge; and he hurried northward to meet the Emperor. Seljuk Empire Pecheneg and Cuman mercenaries [note 1].

Thinking that Alp Arslan malagzirt 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. According to Ibn al-Adimin the 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.

The Byzantines held off the arrow attacks and captured Alp Arslan’s muhareebsi by the end of the muharfbesi. The expedition rested at Sebasteia on the river Halysreaching Theodosiopolis in June Osprey Publishing 20 Augustpp. However, the right and left wings, where the arrows did most of their damage, almost broke up when individual units tried to force the Seljuks into a pitched battle; the Seljuk cavalry simply disengaged when challenged, the classic hit and run tactics of steppe warriors.

Alp Arslan was already in the area, however, with allies and 30, cavalry from Aleppo and Mosul. Turkish Myth and Muslim Symbol: The chroniclers tell in tragic detail of the Emperor’s march eastward along malaazgirt great Byzantine military road. What followed the battle was a chain of events—of which muharebesii battle was the first link—that undermined the Empire in the years to come.

Antioch, Edessa, Hierapolis, and Manzikert were to be surrendered.

This split the forces into halves of about 20, men each. The Emperor attempted to recall Tarchaneiotes, who was no longer in the area.


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It was decided to continue the march. A History of the Crusades. The army consisted of about 5, professional Byzantine troops from the western provinces and probably about the same number from the eastern provinces. Military Disaster or Political Failure?

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Crusades The Illustrated History. Byzantium at War — This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Byzantine Empire was limited to the area immediately around Constantinople, and the Byzantines were never again a serious military force.

Either way, Romanos’ army was reduced to less than half his planned 40, men. Alp Arslan treated Romanos with considerable kindness and again offered the terms of peace that meydab had offered prior to the battle. The usurpation of Andronikos Doukas also politically destabilized the empire and it was difficult to organize resistance to the Turkish migrations that followed the battle.

Archived from the original on 14 September His intention was to capture and garrison the Armenian fortresses before the Turkish army should come up from the south. The decisive defeat of the Byzantine army and the capture of the Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes [9] played an important role in undermining Byzantine authority in Anatolia and Armenia[10] and allowed for the gradual Turkification of Anatolia.

In hindsight, both Byzantine and contemporary historians are unanimous in dating the decline of Byzantine fortunes to this battle. He wanted to settle the eastern question and the persistent Turkic incursions and settlements with a decisive military victory, and he understood that raising another army would be both difficult and expensive.

While Manzikert was a long-term strategic catastrophe for Byzantium, it was by no means the massacre that historians earlier neydan. Alp Arslan summoned his army and delivered a speech by appearing in a white robe similar to an Islamic funeral shroud in the morning muharbesi the battle. Romanos’ final foray into the Anatolian heartland, which he had worked so hard to defend, was a public humiliation.