If you know of any good books on Belisarius let me know.
Count Belisarius by Robert Graves is excellent.
I haven't read Flint's alternative histories, but they generally get good reviews. I'm not really a fan of alternative history, though.
The author of the blog this post is taken from has written two historical fiction books on Belisarius which appeal largely to teens and young adults.
I would also recommend reading Procopius's "official" histories of Justinian's reign -- the Vandalic and Gothic Wars are especially good. I encountered them for the first time in college and have read them maybe half a dozen times since then. Really engaging stuff if you enjoy ancient history. I'm not a fan of the "secret" history of Procopius which, sadly, is all most people have read.
Also, Harold Lamb wrote a book about this period called Theodora and the Emperor which is quite good.
Finally, I can recommend Ian Hughes bio called Belisarius: The Last Roman General which is a good, modern summation of the man and his times.
posted on 03/23/2019 11:10:47 AM PDT
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“...Theodora and the Emperor
Yes I have read this its very good!
posted on 03/23/2019 5:02:31 PM PDT
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