By Mike, Dr Carr,Nikolaos G., Dr Chrissis
The conquest of Constantinople via the Fourth campaign shattered irreversibly the political and cultural cohesion of the Byzantine global within the Greek peninsula, the Aegean and western Asia Minor. among the disintegration of the Byzantine Empire after 1204 and the consolidation of Ottoman strength within the 15th century, the world used to be a fancy political, ethnic and non secular mosaic, made from Frankish lordships, Italian colonies, Turkish beyliks, in addition to a couple of states that professed to be the continuators of the Byzantine imperial tradition.
This quantity brings jointly western medievalists, Byzantinists and Ottomanists, combining contemporary learn within the correct fields for you to supply a holistic interpretation of this international of maximum 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 zone. even though the influence of the crusades on Byzantine background top as much as 1204 has been generally tested some time past, there was little study at the means crusading used to be carried out in Greece and the Aegean after that time. faraway from being constrained to crusading according to se, although, the papers positioned it into its wider context and look at different points of touch, akin to alternate, interfaith relatives, and geographical exploration.
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