Battle of Caesarea

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Battle of Caesarea
Part of the Byzantine-Seljuk wars
Date 1067
Location Caesarea
Result Caesarea sacked[1]
Byzantine Empire Seljuk Empire
Commanders and leaders
Romanos IV Diogenes Alp Arslan
Afshin Beg[2]
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Caesarea occurred in 1067 when the Seljuk Turks under Alp Arslan attacked Caesarea.

Caesarea was sacked "and its Cathedral of St. Basil desecrated".[3]

Following Caesarea, the Seljuk Turks made another attempt invading Anatolia, with an assault on Iconium in 1069. This provoked Romanos IV Diogenes' second campaign.[4]


  1. ^ Jeffreys, Haldon & Cormack 2008, p. 273.
  2. ^ Nicolle 2013, p. 16.
  3. ^ Harris 2014, p. 39.
  4. ^ Lock 2006, p. 15.


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  • Jeffreys, Elizabeth; Haldon, John F.; Cormack, Robin, eds. (2008). The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199252466. 
  • Lock, Peter (2006). The Routledge Companion to the Crusades. Routledge. ISBN 978-1135131371. 
  • Nicolle, David (2013). Hook, Christa, ed. Manzikert 1071: The breaking of Byzantium. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1780965031.