Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean, 1204-1453

Author: Nikolaos G. Chrissis,Mike Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317161041

Category: History

Page: 278

View: 5361


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.

Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean, 1204-1453

Author: Dr Mike Carr,Dr Nikolaos G Chrissis

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409439267

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 2489


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. 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. 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.

Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean, 1204-1453

Author: Nikolaos G. Chrissis,Mike Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131716105X

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 9040


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.

Merchant Crusaders in the Aegean, 1291-1352

Author: Mike Carr

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1843839903

Category: Aegean Sea Region

Page: 196

View: 6774


An examination of the changing nature of crusade and its participants in the late medieval Mediterranean.

Conflict, Commerce, and an Aesthetic of Appropriation in the Italian Maritime Cities, 1000-1150

Author: Karen Rose Mathews

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004360808

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 9926


In Conflict, Commerce, and an Aesthetic of Appropriation in the Italian Maritime Cities, 1000-1150, Karen Rose Mathews analyzes the relationship between war, trade, and the use of spolia (appropriated objects from past and foreign cultures) as architectural decoration in the public monuments of the Italian maritime republics in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

Byzantium and the West

Author: Nikolaos Chrissis,Athina Kolia-Dermitzaki,Angeliki Papageorgiou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351671030

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 3036


The interaction between Byzantium and the Latin West was intimately connected to practically all the major events and developments which shaped the medieval world in the High and Late Middle Ages – for example, the rise of the ‘papal monarchy’, the launch of the Crusades, the expansion of international and longdistance commerce, or the flowering of the Renaissance. This volume explores not only the actual avenues of interaction between the two sides (trade, political and diplomatic contacts, ecclesiastical dialogue, intellectual exchange, armed conflict), but also the image each side had of the other and the way perceptions evolved over this long period in the context of their manifold contact. Twenty-one stimulating papers offer new insights and original research on numerous aspects of this relationship, pooling the expertise of an international group of scholars working on both sides of the Byzantine-Western ‘divide’, on topics as diverse as identity formation, ideology, court ritual, literary history, military technology and the economy, among others. The particular contribution of the research presented here is the exploration of how cross-cultural relations were shaped by the interplay of the thought-world of the various historical agents and the material circumstances which circumscribed their actions. The volume is primarily aimed at scholars and students interested in the history of Byzantium, the Mediterranean world, and, more widely, intercultural contacts in the Middle Ages.

A Companion to Latin Greece

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004284109

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 8191


The Companion to Latin Greece offers an overview of the history of the Latin states that were founded on former lands of the Byzantine Empire following the conquest of Byzantium by the armies of the Fourth Crusade.

Städte im lateinischen Westen und im griechischen Osten zwischen Spätantike und Früher Neuzeit

Author: Elisabeth Gruber,Herwig Weigl,Martin Scheutz,Mihailo Popović

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien

ISBN: 3205202880

Category: History

Page: 354

View: 2990


Der auf den Referaten einer Tagung beruhende Band stellt Aspekte des mittelalterlichen und frühneuzeitlichen Städtewesens Mittel- und Westeuropas und des byzantinischen, später osmanischen Reichs vergleichend gegenüber. In jeweils zwei Beiträgen werden ausgehend von einem gemeinsamen Fragenkatalog grundlegende Themen der Städteforschung sowohl aus der „westlichen“ als auch aus der „östlichen“ Perspektive behandelt. Themenfelder sind Kontinuitäten und Brüche in der langfristigen Entwicklung, der städtische Raum, Rechtsverhältnisse und Eliten, theologische und sakrale Aspekte. Auch Ergebnisse und Methoden der Archäologie und der Georeferenzierung in der Stadtgeschichtsforschung sind einbezogen.

The Uses of the Bible in Crusader Sources

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004341218

Category: History

Page: 514

View: 3850


The Uses of the Bible in Crusader Sources seeks to understand the ideology and spirituality of crusading by exploring the biblical imagery and exegetical interpretations that were woven together to form its philosophical basis.

Athens

Author: Bruce Clark

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788548132

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 753


A new narrative history of Athens, telling the three-thousand-year story of the birthplace of Western civilization.