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Posted by: snibor This could make a reasonable topic for Osprey to publish on. Has anyone seen or have a list (1000 years worth!). There is bits of information all over the web but I cannot find a specific list. Secondly has anyone seen a accurate Roman road map of the Eastern Empire
Posted on: 17/04/2014 23:22:00

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Posted by: tarawa90
Total Posts: 79
Joined Date: Wednesday, 8 August 2012
As one of the resident Byzantine fans on the forum, I have suggested this before in the Books I'd Like To Read drop box. I have stumbled across several things as well. I did find a guy who ran a great blog using only the Google blogger service who did some very nice studies on many Byzantine fortifications from many far flung parts of the Empire. Unfortunately I could never examine the site for long because it always seemed to sever my internet connection.
Posted on: 17/04/2014 23:37:00
Posted by: scratchbuilder
Total Posts: 51
Joined Date: Saturday, 6 July 2013
Good idea! I think that The Walls Of Constantinopol should be a book in its own right, with seperate books on lesser fortifications.
Posted on: 18/04/2014 10:10:00
Posted by: hobbe62
Total Posts: 64
Joined Date: Thursday, 6 October 2011
Ehm. The Walls of Constantinople already has a book in the Fortress series: The Walls of Constantinople AD 324-1453 (FORT 25). And some Byzantine fortifications inherited by the Crusaders are probably mentioned in the Crusader castles titles of the same series. I don’t know if there is anything more left uncovered. Written sources must be hard to find and how many fortifications remain un-altered by the Ottomans and others? To get a complete picture of Byzantine fortifications must be an even more impossible task than the Byzantium 1200 project.
Posted on: 18/04/2014 14:27:00
Posted by: tarawa90
Total Posts: 79
Joined Date: Wednesday, 8 August 2012
You've seen Byzantium 1200 too huh? I've got that site in my favorites section! Anyway, the thing I was talking about was the Byzantine Military blog. Just type in 'Byzantine Military' into Google and it's like the third result. The guy really did his research. He has tons of stuff in there, all very fascinating, and he does quite a few in depth studies on many fortifications from the late Roman through to late Byzantine period.
Posted on: 18/04/2014 17:03:00
Posted by: scratchbuilder
Total Posts: 51
Joined Date: Saturday, 6 July 2013
I have The Walls Of Rome, but Constantinopol must have slipped past me. Sorry / Pardon!
Posted on: 18/04/2014 17:47:00
Posted by: hobbe62
Total Posts: 64
Joined Date: Thursday, 6 October 2011
Yep, it’s one of my Byzantine favourites too. Pity that many of the reconstructions are imaginative guess-work due to the inconsistencies pointed out in the Important Notice. But it still contain a lot of interesting facts about building & monuments. And the computer reconstructions really triggers the imagination. The only similar reconstruction that impressed me more is Joost van Dongen’s high-resolution reconstruction of the Column of Trajan: http://www.flickriver.com/photos/imperial_fora_of_rome/3195155830/#large
Posted on: 18/04/2014 19:35:00
Posted by: tarawa90
Total Posts: 79
Joined Date: Wednesday, 8 August 2012
It really is impressive. Though one thing I've noticed in reconstructions of Constantinople is that they can never seem to agree on whether or not the Lycus Valley was densely or sparsely populated. Anyway, I do recommend you check out the Byzantine Military blog (provided it doesn't cut out your internet connection, haha, blasted Windows 8!) I don't know who the guy is, but he has covered some very obscure places throughout the Empire with some impressive fortifications.
Posted on: 19/04/2014 02:33:00
Posted by: Württemberger
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Joined Date: Wednesday, 2 September 2009
@tarawa: if you mean byzantinemilitary.blogspot, this guy definitely did NOT do his research. what he refers to as the "sea walls of constantinople", is a quite well known fortification built by the ottomans during the siege of constantinople. it's not ev
Posted on: 19/04/2014 10:27:00

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