The VI Century eastern roman empire: Steppe allies, western turks, and herat war




Eastern Roman Empire, foederati, Battle of Herat, Turkic Khaganate, Ctesiphon Peace Treaty.


The subject of the Herat War and the Ctesiphon Peace Treaty of 591 is relevant since it reveals important aspects of the political, economic and military history. These events had a significant impact on the fates of the Byzantine Empire, the Persian Empire, and the Chinese Khaganate. The study of these events provides a more comprehensive understanding of the complex interrelationships and dynamics of Eastern politics. The academic paper also attempts to summarize the facts on the history of the “Herat War” of 589 from the standpoint of geopolitical analysis. This study involves analyzing historical sources including chronicles and archaeological data to reconstruct events and assess their consequences. The interpretation and analysis of documents and written sources of the time is also an important aspect in order to understand the motives and strategies of the parties involved in the events.


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Author Biography

Viktor Melnyk, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine.

PhD in Political Science, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Philosophy, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine.


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How to Cite

Melnyk, V. (2024). The VI Century eastern roman empire: Steppe allies, western turks, and herat war. Amazonia Investiga, 13(75), 89–105.