- Wallachian and Moldovan troops of the Napoleonic wars
- Transnistrian War
- Anchialos 917
- The Zadruga and the Military Border
- Salonika 1916
- Manolada 1316
- Uskoks of Senj
- Siege of Klis 1537
- Eugene in the Balkans
- Austro-Turkish War 1737-9
- Ali Pasha
- Ottoman Army 1826
- Aleksinac 1876
- Shipka Pass
- Slivnitsa 1885
Balkan Military History is devoted to the study of the military history of the Balkans.
It is aimed primarily at wargamers and others with an interest in the region and its fascinating history.
This is the new home of Balkan Military History. We have been going for 21 years and it was time for a major rebuild. The old site is still there as an archive while we construct this new resource. You can also follow us on Twitter 'Balkan History' @Balkan_Dave
Roxelana: Empress of the East
The concubine and then wife of Suleiman the Magnificent is the subject of a new book, an Ottoman History podcast, and of course there is the TV series Magnificent Century.
Happy New Year
Balkan Military History comes of age in our 21st Anniversary.
The editor's New Year blog post looks at 2018 Balkan history anniversaries. Sadly, not one of the more interesting set of anniversaries.
The Serbian Army of the Great War
Our review of Dusan Babac's book on the Serbian army 1914-18. Profusively illustrated study of the army, with a good overview of the main campaigns. The definitive book on the subject.
The Battle of Kosovo 1389 - An Albanian Epic
Our review of Anna Di Lellio's book on the battle. This provides an alternative perspective to the Serbian tradition using the Albanian oral tradition and other sources. The author sets out the competing narratives, together with English translations of the Albanian songs.
The Forgotten 500
Our review of Gregory Freeman's 'The Forgotten 500'. This is the story of Operation Halyard the largest rescue of allied aircrew in WW2. Over 500 airmen were airlifted out of the hills of Nazi occupied Yugoslavia in August 1944.
Roman units in the Balkans
Our review of a new Osprey on a Balkan subject by Rafaele D'Amato covers Roman units in the Balkans and further east, from 31BC to AD195. He identifies all the units that served during this period, and with the latest archeological evidence, shows how local influences changed the equipment and clothing of these units.
Wallachian and Moldovan troops of the Napoleonic wars
A guest post by Andrew Prockter outlines the armed forces of the Wallachian and Moldovan principalities during the Napoleonic wars.
Garibaldini in the First Balkan War
After the reunification of Italy, the Red Shirted Garibaldini fought in many wars supporting national/liberal causes. There was a particular affinity with Greece, so at the outbreak of the First Balkan War, Ricciotti Garibaldi (son of Giuseppe) raised a multi-national force of 1300 men. They fought with the Greek army and their story is told in an article in the latest edition of 'The Foreign Correspondent'.
The Zadruga in the Military Border
This feature article looks at the Zadruga households of the grenzer in the military border.
Rome's Gothic Wars
Our review of Michael Kulikowski's book Rome's Gothic Wars. this is easily the most readable book on the Goths in print.
New York Librarian who nearly ruled the Ottoman Empire
If the Ottoman Empire had survived, Osman Bayezid would have become the ruler of the once powerful dynasty. Instead, the last family heir worked as a librarian, did puppet shows for kids and devoted his life to taking care of his mother. Here is his story.
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2018 Balkan Centenaries
418BC - Battle of Mantinea
718 - Arab sige of Constantinople relieved by the Bulgars
1218 - Theodore of Epirus invades Thessaly
1318 - Catalans invaded Euboea. Hungary expands south of Sava River.
1618 - Thirty Years War started
1718 - The Treaty of Passarowitz
1918 - Vardar offensive and end of WW1
The Editor's 2016 Balkan tour was to Greek Macedonia. This guide covers the sights of interest including ancient Macedon and the range of 20th Century conflicts. The focus was on WW1, with the centenary of the 1916 Salonica Campaign offensive.
Serbian stamps honour Scots WW1 heroines
Scottish women who volunteered in Serbia during World War One are being commemorated in a series of stamps. The British Embassy has teamed up with Serbia Post to celebrate the efforts of the Scottish heroines.