Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean, by Nikolaos G. Chrissis,Mike Carr

By Nikolaos G. Chrissis,Mike Carr

The conquest of Constantinople through the Fourth campaign shattered irreversibly the political and cultural solidarity of the Byzantine international within the Greek peninsula, the Aegean and western Asia Minor. among the disintegration of the Byzantine Empire after 1204 and the consolidation of Ottoman energy within the 15th century, the world was once a posh political, ethnic and non secular mosaic, made of Frankish lordships, Italian colonies, Turkish beyliks, in addition to a few states that professed to be the continuators of the Byzantine imperial culture. This quantity brings jointly western medievalists, Byzantinists and Ottomanists, combining fresh examine within the proper fields so that it will offer a holistic interpretation of this global of utmost fragmentation. 8 stimulating papers discover different factors that outlined touch and clash among Orthodox Greeks, Catholic Latins and Muslim Turks, highlighting universal issues that run via this era and comparing the adjustments that happened over the years. specific emphasis is given at the crusades and how they affected interplay within the sector. even supposing the influence of the crusades on Byzantine historical past major as much as 1204 has been broadly tested long ago, there was little learn at the manner crusading used to be applied in Greece and the Aegean after that time. faraway from being constrained to crusading in step with se, although, the papers placed it into its wider context and think about different features of touch, akin to exchange, interfaith relatives, and geographical exploration.

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