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referenced as figure 609 in The military technology of classical Islam by David Nicolle
609A f.151v upper: Assault on Tarsos during the reign of Nikephoros II. Phokas (963-969)
f.151v lower: Envoys Of Tarsos
609B f.151r: Byzantines besiege Mopsuestia.
609C f.166r: The Byzantines (under Emperor John Tzimiskes) conquer the city of Preslav.
609D f.205r upper: The seizure of Edessa in Syria by the Byzantine army and the Arabic counterattack.
f.208r A Thracesian woman kills a Varangian, and his companions surrender his belongings to her
609E f.99v: Byzantines under Procopius defeated by Arab infantry.
609F f.111v: Sack of Thessalonica by Arabs under Leo of Tripoli
609G f.136v: Leo Phokas defeats the Arabs in 950, escape of Chalkoutzes
609H f.116v: Emperor Alexander (Alexandros, 912-913) deposes Patriarch Euthymios
f.41r upper: Cretan Saracens pursue Krateros and capture and hang him at Kos
609I f.54v: A battle that took place in AD 842 between the cavalry of the Byzantines and the Arabs.
[609J] f.39v upper: The Cretan Saracens defeat the Byzantines under Damianos
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Referenced as figure 609 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
609A to 609I, Manuscript,
A - 'Infantry weapons,'
B - 'Byzantines besiege Mopsuastia,'
C - 'Byzantines besiege Proslav,'
D - 'Arabs attack Edessa,'
E - 'Arabs defeat Procopius,'
F - 'Arabs sack Salonika,'
G - 'Emir defeated by Bardes,'
H - 'Arabs,'
I - 'Saracens,'
[J -'Cretan Saracens']
Skylitzes, 12th-13th centuries AD, Siculo-Byzantine, Bib. Nac., Cod. 5-3. N. 2, ff. 151v, [151r,] 166r,
208 [205r], 99v, 111v, 136v, 116v, 39v [54v], 41r and 54v [39v], Madrid (Grab, Sev).
See Pole-Arms for cut and thrust by David Nicolle, an extract from The military technology of classical Islam. [609A are tiny imperfectly painted spear tips rather than polearms.]
See Horse-Armour and Caparisons by David Nicolle, an extract from The military technology of classical Islam. [609I is a blue horse with a darker shading of blue on the face rather than a chamfron.]
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