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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In FebruaryRomanos sent envoys to Alp Arslan to renew the treaty, and keen to secure his northern flank against attack, Alp Arslan happily agreed.

Retrieved from ” https: In this 15th-century French miniature depicting the Battle of Manzikert, the combatants are clad in contemporary Western European armour. The same could not be said of Romanos, whose enemies “martyred a courageous and upright man”, and as a result “the Empire The expedition rested at Sebasteia on the river Halysreaching Theodosiopolis in June For the armies of the East were dispersed in all directions, because the Turks had over-spread, and gained command of, countries between the Euxine Sea [ Black Sea ] and the Hellespontand the Aegean Sea and Syrian Seas [ Mediterranean Sea ], and the various bays, especially those which wash PamphyliaCilicianeydan empty themselves into the Egyptian Sea [Mediterranean Sea].

There were no engagements that day, but on 26 August the Byzantine army gathered itself into a proper battle formation and began meydann march on the Turkish positions, with the left wing under Bryennios, the right wing under Theodore Alyatesand the centre under the emperor. The Seljuks were organized into a crescent formation about four kilometres away. Muharebessi final foray into the Anatolian heartland, which he had worked so hard to defend, was a public humiliation. The local population also suffered some plundering by his Frankish mercenaries, whom he was obliged to dismiss.

Byzantine historians would often look back and lament the “disaster” of that day, pinpointing it as the moment the decline of the Empire began.


Retrieved 22 April At that moment, a Turkish soldier said to Alp Arslan, “My Sultan, the enemy army is approaching”, and Alp Malaztirt is said to have replied, “Then we are also approaching them”. It muharebeesi three decades of internal strife before Alexius I to restored stability to Byzantium. On 25 August, some of Romanos’ Turkic mercenaries came into contact with their Seljuk kin and deserted.

Battle of Manzikert

The decisive defeat of the Byzantine army and the capture of the Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes [9] played an important role in undermining Byzantine authority in Anatolia and Armenia[10] and allowed for the gradual Turkification of Anatolia. The most serious loss materially seems to have been the emperor’s extravagant baggage train.

Battle of Manzikert Part of the Byzantine—Seljuq wars In this muharebwsi French miniature depicting the Battle of Manzikert, the combatants are clad in contemporary Western European armour. As he was leaving the capital the news came through from Mharebesi that Bary, the last Byzantine possession in the peninsula, had fallen to the Normans. He wanted to settle the eastern question and the persistent Turkic incursions and settlements with a decisive military victory, and he understood that raising another army would be both difficult and expensive.

Finally, while intrigue and the deposition of Emperors had taken place before, the fate of Romanos was particularly horrific, and the destabilization caused by it also malazgigt through the empire for centuries. Oxford University Press,p. University of Michigan P. With the Byzantines thoroughly confused, the Seljuks seized the opportunity and attacked.

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Alp Arslan was in Syria, near Aleppo, when he heard of the Byzantine advance. This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat Romanus entered Armenia along the southern branch of the upper Euphrates.

Romanos was unaware of the loss of Tarchaneiotes and continued to Manzikert, which he easily captured on 23 August; the Seljuks responded with heavy incursions of bowmen. Historian Thomas Asbridge says: In the end, the emperor’s personal troops and these Armenian foot soldiers suffered the heaviest casualties in the Byzantine army. His intention was to capture and garrison the Armenian fortresses before the Turkish army should come up from the south.

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Byzantium at War — Romanos ordered his general Joseph Tarchaniotes to take some of the regular troops and mwlazgirt Varangians and accompany the Pechenegs and Franks to Khliatwhile Romanos and the rest of the army marched to Manzikert. Romanos then rejected a Seljuk peace embassy. He realized how vital was the challenge; and he hurried northward to meet the Emperor. In hindsight, both Byzantine and contemporary historians are unanimous in dating the decline of Munarebesi fortunes to this battle.

Alp Arslan summoned his army and delivered a speech by appearing in a white robe similar to an Islamic funeral shroud in the morning of the battle.

These events all interacted to create a vacuum that malazgrit Turks filled. The march across Asia Minor was long and difficult and Romanos did not endear himself to his troops by bringing a luxurious baggage train along with him. However the Turks ransomed him back to his wife, and it was not before the young general Alexios Komnenos pursued him that he was captured.

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There, some of his generals suggested continuing the march into Seljuk territory and catching Alp Arslan before he was ready. Again and again their historians refer to that dreadful day. The survivors were the many who malazgidt the field and were pursued throughout the night, but not beyond that; by dawn, the professional core of the Byzantine army had been destroyed whilst many of the peasant muharebwsi and levies who had been under the command of Andronikus had fled.