Author Chrissis, Nikolaos G
Title Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean, 1204-1453 : Crusade, Religion and Trade Between Latins, Greeks and Turks
Imprint Farnham : Taylor & Francis Group, 2014
©2014
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (253 pages)
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Series Crusades - Subsidia Ser
Crusades - Subsidia Ser
Note Cover -- Contents -- List of Abbreviations -- List of Contributors -- Maps -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part I Frankish Greece between East and West -- 1 New Frontiers: Frankish Greece and the Development of Crusading in the Early Thirteenth Century -- 2 The Latin Empire and Western Contacts with Asia -- Part II Byzantine Reactions to the Latins -- 3 Golden Athens: Episcopal Wealth and Power in Greece at the Time of the Crusades -- 4 Demetrius Kydones' 'History of the Crusades': Reality or Rhetoric? -- Part III Latins betwen Greeks and Turks in the Fourteenth Century -- 5 Trade or Crusade? The Zaccaria of Chios and Crusades against the Turks -- 6 Sanudo, Turks, Greeks and Latins in the Early Fourteenth Century -- Part IV The Ottomans' Western 'Frontier' -- 7 A Damascene Eyewitness to the Battle of Nicopolis: Shams al-Dīn Ibn al-Jazarī (d. 833/1429) -- 8 Bayezid I's Foreign Policy Plans and Priorities: Power Relations, Statecraft, Military Conditions and Diplomatic Practice in Anatolia and the Balkans -- Conclusion -- Index
The conquest of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade shattered irreversibly the political and cultural unity of the Byzantine world in the Greek peninsula, the Aegean and western Asia Minor. Between the disintegration of the Byzantine Empire after 1204 and the consolidation of Ottoman power in the fifteenth century, the area was a complex political, ethnic and religious mosaic, made up of Frankish lordships, Italian colonies, Turkish beyliks, as well as a number of states that professed to be the continuators of the Byzantine imperial tradition. This volume brings together western medievalists, Byzantinists and Ottomanists, combining recent research in the relevant fields in order to provide a holistic interpretation of this world of extreme fragmentation. Eight stimulating papers explore various factors that defined contact and conflict between Orthodox Greeks, Catholic Latins and Muslim Turks, highlighting common themes that run through this period and evaluating the changes that occurred over time. Particular emphasis is given on the crusades and the way they affected interaction in the area. Although the impact of the crusades on Byzantine history leading up to 1204 has been extensively examined in the past, there has been little research on the way crusading was implemented in Greece and the Aegean after that point. Far from being limited to crusading per se, however, the papers put it into its wider context and examine other aspects of contact, such as trade, interfaith relations, and geographical exploration
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Chrissis, Nikolaos G. Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean, 1204-1453 : Crusade, Religion and Trade Between Latins, Greeks and Turks Farnham : Taylor & Francis Group,c2014 9781409439264
Subject Crusades -- 13th-15th centuries.;Latin Empire, 1204-1261.;Byzantine Empire -- History -- 1081-1453.;Greece -- History -- 1261-1453
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Alt Author Carr, Mike
Maier, Dr Christoph