- 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
- The other 1918 campaign
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
World's oldest intact shipwreck found in the Black Sea
Archaeologists have found the shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea where it appears to have lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years. The 23-metre (75ft) vessel, thought to be ancient Greek, was discovered with its mast, rudders and rowing benches all present and correct just over a mile below the surface.
The Raven King
We review the story of the Hungarian King, Matthias Corvinus and the fate of his lost library by Marcus Tanner. History and books, what's not to like!
ANZAC memorials of Rayner Hoff
Manx-born sculptor Rayner Hoff is being celebrated with the launch of a new stamp collection from the Isle of Man Post Office. The collection of six stamps features the ANZAC war memorials in Sydney and Adelaide, Australia, where the local artist’s work is featured. (https://www.iompost.com/our-news/isle-of-man-stamps/manx-aviation-and-military-museum-to-host-of-launch-of-anzac-commemorative-stamps-/)
Laskarina Bouboulina - Greek Rebel Admiral
Ciaran Conliffe tells the story of the female leader of the first naval force to declare for an independent Greece.
Paul of Yugoslavia - Britain's Maligned Friend
Our review of a sympathetic biography of Prince Paul Karageorgevic, who was the Regent of Yugoslavia for a fateful seven years before the coup d'etat of March 1941 and the subsequent Axis invasion.
The Untoward Event
C.M Woodhouse's 'The Battle of Navarino' provides a comprehensive account of the almost accidental naval action that largely secured the independence of Greece from the Ottoman Empire.
The Splintered Empires
Our review of Prit Buttar's 'The Splintered Empires'. This is a history of the Eastern Front between 1917 and 1921. This is a really complex story, very well told, with plenty of detail for the military historian. There are also decent maps, something often missing in other studies.
Siege of Constantinople 718
This year is the 13th centenary of the lifting of the Arab siege of Constantinople in 718. Arguably the high tide of the Arab conquest and an important turning point in the history of the Balkans and Europe.
Battle of the Medak Pocket
A History Network podcast covers a little known skirmish between Canadian peacekeepers and Croatian forces in 1993.
A set of historic maps of the Hungarian monarchy, and the Western Balkans, became the most significant addition to the Old Art Collection in the Slovak National Gallery (SNG) last year. They can be viewed online here.
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.
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.
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.
A report of the excavation of a Roman fort called Halmyris in modern-day Romania. Halmyris was the easternmost fort on the Danube frontier of the Roman Empire, and the first port of call for anyone sailing up the Danube river from the Black Sea.
The Zadruga in the Military Border
This feature article looks at the Zadruga households of the grenzer in the military border.
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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.