By Philip Henry Stanhope
- the full and broad footnoting from the unique version, set as bankruptcy endnotes, that are missing from different normally on hand editions.
- a mess of recent bankruptcy endnotes and different editorial annotations which support convey Mahon's paintings up-to-date;
- a supplemental examining record of historical and modern works in English which have been now not to be had in Mahon's day.
- Lord Mahon's prefaces to the 1828 and 1848 variants, that are missing from different in general on hand versions.
- a brand new preface to the 2006 edition.
Long out of print, this quantity chronicles the outstanding occupation of Belisarius (A.D. 505(?)-A.D. 565), the final nice common of Imperial Rome. emerging from imprecise beginnings, Belisarius grew to become the right-hand guy of the emperor Justinian I in his sixth century bid to reconquer the misplaced western provinces of the Roman Empire. In an epic series of campaigns, Belisarius destroyed the Vandalic nation in North Africa and the Ostrogothic nation in Italy yet finally, the exhausted assets of the weakened empire and intrigues of the imperial court docket in Constantinople ended in the undoing of the guy and masses of his work.
The lifetime of Belisarius belongs within the choice of any library with a suite in classics, past due Roman/Byzantine reviews, or army background. Likewise, it's a beneficial addition to the bookshelves of Byzantinists and researchers of past due antiquity and the early heart Ages.
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