Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Manzikert (1071)

We’re in kind of a high season for major historical battles in the Middle East, like Yarmouk, Chaldiran, and Marj Dabiq (there’s another one coming next week). You could argue that Manzikert is the biggest of the bunch, because although it took another 400 years to finally come to fruition, Manzikert set in motion the eventual collapse of the Byzantine (AKA Roman) Empire and is the reason Anatolia (Asia Minor) is Turkish territory today.

Source: Today in Middle Eastern/European history: the Battle of Manzikert (1071)

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