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The Life of Belisarius Serving the Byzantine Emperor Justinian during the 6th century A.D., Belisarius defeated a superior Persian force that threatened to extinguish Constantinople his small army next drove the Vandals out of the ancient Roman provinces of North Africa and forced the Visigoths to retreat from Italy, returning Rome to the Emperor for the final time His ability to achieve victory against overwhelming odds and his fairness to both his own troops and those of his enemies became legendary Despite his successes, Justinian recalled Belisarius and, swayed by jealous advisers, accused the general of conspiring to overthrow him Although innocent, he was publicly humiliated and stripped of his rank But when a massive army of barbarians moved against Constantinople and the citizenry panicked in fear, they turned to their only true hero, Belisarius The forsaken general donned his armor, called out his trusted veterans, and repulsed the barbarian horde But instead of showing gratitude, Justinian banished him from the city.Considered among the greatest generals of all time and studied later for his innovative battle tactics and unconventional strategy, Belisarius is credited with reclaiming the lost glory of Rome and helping to preserve Constantinople, whose influence would continue for centuries Lord Mahon s biography, the first scholarly history of this remarkable figure, combines the adventure of a great epic novel with the engrossing story of a man who, despite injustices, remained loyal to the end Edited and introduced by historian Jon C N Coulston, this new and retypeset edition, the first inthan 100 years, will allow the modern reader to discover one of history s most intriguing figures. Free Download The Life of Belisarius [ By ] Philip Henry Stanhope [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. While I was reading this book, LibraryThing tweeted, What s the first sentence of the book you re reading right now Well, the first sentence of The Life of Belisarius is At the beginning of the sixth century of the Christian era, the empire of Constantinople was beset with enemies and sinking to decay Historiography has come a long way since 1829, but twenty first century historians can t hold a candle to the Georgians for their opening lines Lord Mahon s prose is lively and engaging, if While I was reading this book, LibraryThing tweeted, What s the first sentence of the book you re reading right now Well, the first sentence of The Life of Belisarius is At the beginning of the sixth century of the Christian era, the empire of Constantinople was beset with enemies and sinking to decay Historiography has come a long way since 1829, but twenty first century historians can t hold a candle to the Georgians for their opening lines Lord Mahon s prose is lively and engaging, if unsurprisingly florid and dense This is the sort of history that was available to Sir Walter Scott when he was inventing the historical novel, and it left me wishing he d ever been inspired to give sixth century Byzantium the same treatment he gave twelfth century England and eighteenth century Scotland Which isn t to say that the book works as a modernday work of history Mahon qui...

  2. An excellent biography of a great man Belisarius, brilliant and ever loyal to the empire, reconquered italy and north africa and reformed the Roman Empire, then defended the empire from Persia, then went back to Italy Though he was given no support practically no troops or equipment he was able to win victories and the survival of the Byzantine empire His reconquest of Africa did likely pave the way for the muslim invasion some centuries later, as he was never able to hold on to and organiz An excellent biography of a great man Belisarius, brilliant and ever loyal to the empire, reconquered italy and north africa and reformed the Roman Empire, then defended the empire from Persia, then went back to Italy Though he was given no support practically no troops or equipment he was able to win victories and the survival of the Byzantine empire His reconquest of Africa did likely pave the way for the...

  3. Great readI enjoyed reading this book and the author did a pretty decent job of adhering to the facts but it could be discern that he did had a favorable disposition towards this tragic hero of the Byzantine Empire, Belisarius

  4. Enjoyed this book

  5. A thoroughly riveting history of a truly admirable man both in character and deeds A quick sketch of Belisarius As a military leader he was enterprising, firm, and fearless his conception was clear, and his judgment rapid and decisive His conquests were achieved with smaller means than any other of like extent recorded in history He frequently experienced reverses in the field, but in no case did he fail without some strong and sufficient reason for his failure, such as the mutiny of his so A thoroughly riveting history of a truly admirable man both in character and deeds A quick sketch of Belisarius As a military leader he was enterprising, firm, and fearless his conception was clear, and his judgment rapid and decisive His conquests were achieved with smaller means than any other of like extent recorded in history He frequently experienced reverses in the field, but in no case did he fail without some strong and sufficient reason for his failure, such as the mutiny of his soldiers, the overwhelming number of his antagonists, or his total want of necessary supplies and it may be observed of him, as of Arminius, that sometimes beaten in battle he was never overcome in war His superior tactics covered his defeats, retr...

  6. The author was 24 when he wrote this To me this is incredible, but evenincredible is that Lord Mahon s youth only helped his creative energies, resulting in one of the best narratives on the life of Belisarius, Rome s last great general Impassioned and powerful, the story is grand in scope, shifting from Persia to Africa, Italy and the Balkans, all the while exploring human nature Nowhere does the author, Lord Mahon of the British Empire, deal in half measures His prose is carefully co The author was 24 when he wrote this To me this is incredible, but evenincredible is that Lord Mahon s youth only helped his creative energies, resulting in one of the best narratives on the life of Belisarius, Rome s last great general Impassioned and powerful, the story is grand in scope, shifting from Persia to Africa, Italy and the Balkans, all the while exploring human nature Nowhere does the author, Lord Mahon of the British Empire, deal in half measures His prose is carefully constructed but forceful, loaded with koans that every philosopher and leader should try ...

  7. Jon Coulston s introduction describes this as a work of meticulous scholarship penned by a British aristocrat with the resources and leisure for travel and research Philip Stanhope a k a Lord Mahon was 24 years old when The Life of Belisarius was published, and it is clearly a commendable, if flawed, effort The authorial voice is positively enslaved by a compulsion to mimic Edward Gibbon Even so, it s a good definitive source for the perspectives of mildly pompous, 19th Century Engl Jon Coulston s introduction describes this as a work of meticulous scholarship penned by a British aristocrat with the resources and leisure for travel and research Philip Stanhope a k a Lord Mahon was 24 years old when The Life of Belisarius was published, and it is clearly a commendable, if flawed, effort The authorial voice is positively enslaved by a compulsion to mimic Edward Gibbon Even so, it s a good definitive source for the perspectives of mildly pompous, 19th Century English dandies on the life and times of Belisarius.Mahon is churlishly misogynistic a fault which Coulston attempts to minimize by ascribing it to his Mahon s era rather than his person , as well as nakedly pro Christian Even Gibbon acknowledged the inherent superstitious quality of all religions Mahon finds it only in non Christian actors and occasionally in those Christian sects of which he personally disapproves These are, in themselves,...

  8. The Life of Belisarius is really just a retelling of the works of Prokopios and Agathias, with a heavy Victorian slant The scholarship is shallow, and the writing is loaded with Gibbonisms, but nonetheless it still maintains some commendable features The narrative, while loaded with all sorts of silly judgments that have no place amongst scholarly works, is very easy to follow Coulston s introduction is very good, and he acknowledges the faults of the work he is writing the preface for T The Life of Belisarius is really just a retelling of the works of Prokopios and Agathias, with a heavy Victorian slant The scholarship is shallow, and the writing is loaded with Gibbonisms, but nonetheless it still maintains some commendable features The narrative, while loaded with all sorts of silly judgments that have no place amongst scholarly works, is very easy to follow Coulston s introduction is very good, and he acknowledges the faults of the work he is writing the preface for The maps are generally useless, being much to small to see a...

  9. I m naming my first born son Belisarius.He ll be so bitter.Unless he gets the ancient history gene.