Military History

Military history is the study of armed conflict in the history of humanity, and its impact on the societies, cultures and economies thereof, as well as the resulting changes to local and international relationships.

Taking of Jerusalem by the Crusaders (1847) by Émile Signol

Siege of Jerusalem in 1099, witnessed a month-long siege, leading to a Christian kingdom's establishment and significant religious transformations.

An illustration of Kerbogha besieging Antioch, from a 14th-century manuscript in the care of the Bibliothèque nationale de France

Antioch's Fate in the First Crusade: A pivotal siege of Antioch in 1097-98 leading to the establishment of the Principality of Antioch by Bohemond of Taranto.

  • September 15, 2023
  • 24 Min Read
Depiction of the Varangian Guard (above) in the 11th century chronicle of John Skylitzes

Varangian Guard was an elite unit of the Byzantine Army from the tenth to the fourteenth century who served as personal bodyguards to the Byzantine emperors.

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