John Skylitzes: A Synopsis of Byzantine History, 811-1057: by John Skylitzes, John Wortley

By John Skylitzes, John Wortley

John Skylitzes (Ioannes Scylitzes)' outstanding center Byzantine chronicle covers the reigns of the Byzantine emperors from the dying of Nicephorus I in 811 to the deposition of Michael VI in 1057, and gives the single surviving non-stop narrative of the overdue 10th and early 11th centuries. A excessive reliable dwelling within the past due 11th century, Skylitzes used a couple of latest Greek histories (some of them now not extant) to create a digest of the former 3 centuries. it's with no query the foremost historic resource for the interval, brought up consistently in smooth scholarship, and hasn't ever earlier than been to be had in English. This version good points introductions through Jean-Claude Cheynet and Bernard Flusin, in addition to wide notes. it is going to be a necessary and intriguing addition to the libraries of all historians of the Byzantine age.

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Operation 'Flash7in May 1995 was the occupation of W Slavonia by 7,200 troops of the Croatian 2 OZ, against the 8,000-strongSVK 18 Krajina Corps. On 1May elements of eight Croatian units attacked: 5 Guards Bde, 121 HDR, 81 Guards Bn, 105 Bde, 123 Bde tanks and SJP units advanced from the east; 1 & 3 Guards Bdes, and 125 HDR attacked from the west, while 52 HDR held the Pakrac-Pozega line in the north. RSK President Martic ordered SVK forces in Banovina to fire retaliatory Orkan clusterbomb rockets at Zagreb, Sisak and Karlovac, causing civilian casualties.

On 28 Jan 1993, in a parallel action not approved by the government, 126 Bde and 16 HDR retook the Peruca dam and power plant near Sinj, thereby preventing their destruction by the SVK, which would have flooded a large populated area. Finally, on 9 Sept 1993, in Operation 'Medak Pocket', Croatian forces retook Croatian villages in Lika south of Gospic. Operations *Flash9and 'Storm9, 1995 By 1995 the Croatian Army were ready to retake Krajina, held by the SVK which, Gen Bobetko believed, was now too weak to mount a defence.

Bilogora, in the north, consisted of three hilly and mainly Croatian districts - Donji Miholjac, Orahovica and Slatina. The mixed Croat-Serb central Pozega District was dominated by Mt Papuk; and the south, mainly populated by Croatian-Serbs, contained Mt Psunj in Nova Gradiska district. The SAO W Slavonia was a triangular area formed from western Nova Gradiska, eastern Novska and eastern Pakrac. RIGHT Members of the elite Croatian ALFA Zagreb Special Police unit in 1995; they wear green shirts, covered BK-3 helmets and combat vests.

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