History of the Wars, Vol II: Books 3-4 (Vandalic War)

History of the Wars Vol II Books Vandalic War History of the Wars by the Byzantine historian Procopius late fifth century to after CE consists largely of sixth century CE military history with much information about peoples places and spec

  • Title: History of the Wars, Vol II: Books 3-4 (Vandalic War)
  • Author: Procopius
  • ISBN: 9780674990906
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Hardcover
  • History of the Wars by the Byzantine historian Procopius late fifth century to after 558 CE consists largely of sixth century CE military history, with much information about peoples, places, and special events Powerful description complements careful narration Procopius is just to the empire s enemies and boldly criticises emperor Justinian.

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    About "Procopius"

    1. Procopius

      Procopius of Caesarea was born in the latter years of the fifth century at Caesarea in Palestine He originated from the land owning provincial upper class and, like Zosimus, became a civil servant As early as A.D 527, before the emperor Justin s death, Procopius became counsellor, assessor, and secretary to Belisarius, whose fortunes and campaigns he followed for the next twelve or fifteen years Small wonder he became very knowledgeable of military affairs through this service He has long been respected as a historian of the emperor Justinian s wars, and in fact he is reckoned the greatest of the later Greek historians Procopius was finally raised to the dignity of an illustrius, and died not earlier than A.D 562.

    958 thoughts on “History of the Wars, Vol II: Books 3-4 (Vandalic War)”

    1. Bélisaire reçevant l'hospitalité d'un ancien de ses soldatsAu VIème siècle, alors qu’en Gaule, les Francs se sont taillé un royaume sur les dépouilles de l’Empire romain d’Occident, que les Wisigoth dominent les marches d’Espagne, les Vandales installés en Bétique ( Vandalousie -> Andalousie) ont traversé la mer pour s’implanter en Afrique du nord, où leur royaume prospère depuis un siècle, et où ils goûtent les délices d’un mode de vie raffiné loin des rigueurs d [...]


    2. I picked up this book because it was often refenced as a primary source in Vandal history books. As such, I expected it to be informative but dry. In reality, it was very moving. It describes the end of the Vandals as a people from the conqueror's point of view, but even so, it is very sympathetic to them as a people. Parts of the account are very emotional, expressing the despair of a people coming to an end. At one point, when the remnants of the Vandal army had gathered together, the author s [...]


    3. I have just finished the second volume in Procopius’s “History of the Wars”. Volume two encompasses books III-IV, ‘The Vandalic War’, which was fought in North Africa (modern Tunisia and Algeria) during 533-534 AD. The War was fought between the forces of the Eastern Roman Empire and the Vandal Kingdom of Carthage.Procopius himself was present at the commencement of this campaign as Belisarius was sent by Emperor Justinian from Byzantium to wrest control back of North Africa from the V [...]


    4. Interesting history. I read the public domain Kindle version. Procopius is more a politician than a tactician, so this is a high-level view of events; no sense of the fighting skills and techniques used in the era


    5. Pleasantly surprised that Procopius starts his narrative with a background on the vandals and their coming to Africa, followed by the war and the berber rebellions.


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