The Mercenary Army D.18.07.29

28 Jul

By 1050, the Seljuk Turks, who were Sunni, captured Baghdad. This allowed for an increasing threat against Byzantium.
In 1071 the Emperor in the East, Romanus IV, could barely summon an army, in order to fight off the Turks. He had to rely on a mercenary army.
This army included Normans, Franks, Slavs, Turks, mostly anyone.
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