Byzantine History Public Lecture – James Kane

The Battle of Manzikert (1071): Tipping Point in Byzantine History?

The Battle of Manzikert in 1071 has often been seen as a pivotal moment in the history of the Byzantine Empire. In recent decades, historians have challenged the traditional view of the Turkish victory at Manzikert as a key contributing factor to the long decline of Byzantium, but there is no denying that the battle was an important event in the wider context of the eleventh century. This talk will draw on various medieval sources and modern academic research to explain the lead-up to Manzikert, the events of the battle itself, and its longer-term consequences for Byzantium and the political landscape of the eastern Mediterranean world.

Online, 12 August 2021, 1900 AEST.

The lecture is organised through the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, and will be streamed live via YouTube LiveFacebook Live, and Twitter Broadcast. You don’t need an account to watch the live broadcast with any of the above services. However, if you want to participate in the Q&A at the end of the seminar you’ll need an account with the equivalent service in order to post your question in the comments / chat.

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