Battle of Anzen


August 12, 2022

The Battle of Anzen or Dazimon was fought on 22 July 838 in Anzen or Dazimon (now Dazmana (Akçatarla), Turkey) between the Byzantine Empire and the forces of the Abbasid Caliphate. The Abbasids launched a major expedition with two separate armies to avenge the success of the Byzantine emperor Theophilos the previous year, and aimed to lay siege to Amorion, one of the largest cities in Byzantium.