The Varangians of Byzantium

The Varangians of Byzantium

Sigfús Blöndal, Benedikt Benedikz


An air of mystery of romance has clung concerning the Varangians for over six centuries. This ebook examines how the Norsemen got here to be drawn into the Imperial provider until eventually the best of the entire Emperors of the East, Basil II, shaped them into the regiment of guards which was once to offer special carrier to the Empire. It surveys the heritage of the regiment right down to the cave in of excessive Byzantium in 1204 and strains the remnant of the Varangians to the final day of the Empire in may perhaps 1453.

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