Manzikert, 1071 ⚔️ Battle that broke the Byzantine Empire and sparked the First Crusade


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📢 Narrated by David McCallion

📝 Research & Writing: Jonathan Woody & HistoryMarche

📚 Sources:
Road to Manzikert : Byzantine and Islamic Warfare, 527-1071 by Brian Todd Carey
Manzikert to Lepanto by Adolf M. Hakkert

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  1. 🚩 Get plus 4 extra months on a 2y plan here: It’s risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!

    🚩 The battle of Manzikert is one of those that altered the course of history. The armies of Alp Arslan swept into Anatolia like a storm, inflicting a defeat on the Byzantine Empire from which it would never recover. Many consider Manzikert to be the beginning of the irreversible decline of the Byzantine Empire. The Seljuk victory and the resurgent forces of Islam, were both likely causes for the calling of the First Crusade, over two decades later.

  2. What happened @20:13 is not accepted in Islam, as in Islam the Prophet said, "have mercy on an honorable person of a nation reduced to disgrace."

    Islam high refuses such acts, and Saladin followed Islam when he allowed all European Christians to marsh back to Europe unharmed and untouched.

    In all honesty to put it simple, most Turkish commanders/Sultans followed Turkish beliefs they mixed with Islam rather than actually following the Islamic teachings of war.

    Yet one of the most honorable Turkish dynasties was the Mamluk dynasty of Egypt, they simply were very unique amongst the others who were around them.

  3. Excellent for turks thry manage to defeat romans that were conquering its lost lands from small divided arab emirates but when they fought strong and unified empire like seljuks they completely lose Anatolia.

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