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Bohemond of Taranto (Hardback)

Crusader and Conqueror

Medieval History Colour Books Medieval Biographies Military

By Dr Georgios Theotokis
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 208
Illustrations: 20 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781526744289
Published: 28th February 2021

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Bohemond of Taranto, Lord of Antioch, unofficial leader of the First Crusade, was a man of boundless ambition and inexhaustible energy – he was, in the words of Romuald of Salerno, ‘always seeking the impossible’. While he failed in his quest to secure the Byzantine throne, he succeeded in founding the most enduring of all the crusader states. Yet few substantial accounts of the life of this remarkable warrior have been written and none have been published in English for over a century – and that is why this absorbing new study by Georgios Theotokis is of such value.

He concentrates on Bohemond as a soldier and commander, covering his contribution to the crusades but focusing in particular on his military achievements in Italy, Sicily, the Balkans and Anatolia. Since medieval commanders generally receive little credit for their strategic understanding, he examines Bohemond’s war-plans in his many campaigns, describes how he adapted his battle-tactics when facing different opponents and considers whether his approach to waging war was typical of the Norman commanders of his time.

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About Dr Georgios Theotokis

Dr Georgios Theotokis is a historian specializing in the military history of the eastern Mediterranean in late antiquity and the Middle Ages. He has published numerous articles and monographs on the history of conflict and warfare in Europe and the Mediterranean in the medieval and early modern periods including Norman Campaigns in the Balkans 1081-1108 and Byzantine Military Tactics in Syria and Mesopotamia in the Tenth Century. He has taught in several Turkish and Greek universities and is currently an Assistant Professor at Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul.

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