Introduction to Justinian’s reconquest of Italy. This video very briefly describes the events leading up to the Gothic War as well as organization, equipment, and soldiers of the Romano-Byzantine Army that invaded Italy in the 6th century.
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Stay tuned for part 2!
Sources and further readings for those interested
Barker, John W: “Justinian and the Later Roman Empire” (1966)
Haldon, John: “The Byzantine Wars” (2008)
Mass, Michael (editor) “The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Justinian” (2005)
Treadgold, Warren: “Byzantium and Its Army: 284-1081” (1995)
Prokopios: “The Secret History” Trans. Kaldellis, Anthony/Haury, J. (2010)
Prokopios: “The Wars of Justinian” Trans. Dewing, H.B.; Ed. Kaldellis, Anthony (2014)
Tempting Secrets Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Black Vortex Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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