The Byzantine conquest of Cilicia and the Hamdanids of Aleppo, 959–965

  title={The Byzantine conquest of Cilicia and the Hamdanids of Aleppo, 959–965},
  author={William T. Garrood},
  journal={Anatolian Studies},
  pages={127 - 140}
  • W. Garrood
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • History
  • Anatolian Studies
Abstract Between 959 and 965, Byzantine forces, directed and most often led by Nikephoros Phokas, launched a series of successful campaigns of conquest, particularly in the east. Although little studied, these conquests are significant. The subject of this article, the conquest of the Cilician plain in 965, represents the culmination of a century of Byzantine pressure on the Arab border states, of which Tarsos was the last. Simultaneously, the elimination of the Hamdanid emirate of Aleppo as a… 
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