In 1204 the army of the Fourth Crusade sacked the great city of Constantinople. In earlier historiography the view prevailed that these Western barons and knights temporarily destroyed the Byzantine state and replaced it with a series of feudal states of their own making. Through a comprehensive rereading of better and lesser-known sources this book offers an alternative perspective arguing that the Latin rulers did not abolish, but very consciously wanted to continue the Eastern Empire. In this, the new imperial dynasty coming from Flanders-Hainaut played a pivotal role. Despite religious and other differences many Byzantines sided with the new regime and administrative practices at the different governmental levels were to a larger or lesser degree maintained.
The Latin Renovatio of Byzantium
Edited by Alexander Beihammer, Stavroula Constantinou and Maria Parani, University of Cyprus
Comparative approaches to political rituals and ceremonies in Byzantium and other court cultures of the Mediterranean basin form the subject of this collective volume, which examines related topics from the viewpoint of transformation, succession, appropriation, and representation in art and ...
Pierre-Vincent Claverie, Assemblée nationale, Paris
In Honorius III et l'Orient (1216-1227), Pierre-Vincent Claverie offers a large-scale study of the oriental policy developed by Pope Honorius III at the time of the Fifth Crusade.
Ingrid Houssaye Michienzi, Université Paris VII
This book offers a reconstruction of commercial strategies used by Datini and his agents to trade with the Maghrib. It focuses on the study of networks, of economic actors and of the link between trade and the State.
Drawing on archaeological fieldwork in Western Greece, this book offers a fresh model for interpreting the transformation of medieval settlement (600-1200 AD). Rereading Byzantine texts from a postmodern theoretical background, it introduces a new perception of the historicity of space.
This book combines economic history and theory to offer a positive reappraisal of the interaction between demographic forces, urbanization, commercialisation and the role of the state, and their impact on the late medieval economy of the kingdom of Naples.
Based on Mamluk and Venetian sources, this book offers a thorough analysis of the various conflicts arising around Levant trade. It demonstrates how these conflicts more often than not cut across cultural divides in Late Medieval Mamluk Alexandria.
Edited by Denis Sullivan, Elizabeth Fisher and Stratis Papaioannou
Twenty-five articles in art history, social history, literature, epigraphy, numismatics and sigillography pay tribute to Alice-Mary Talbot in a coherent volume related to her abiding interest in the study of Byzantine religious practices in their social context.
Edited by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski and Kiril Petkov
This volume, the first to address Philippe Mézières (1327-1405) and his legacy comprehensively since 1896, gathers twenty-two contributions shedding new light on Philippe’s literary, political, and mystical writings, and places him in the context of his age and his contemporaries.
This volume offers the first critical edition of and thorough introduction to one of medieval Naples’ most notable expressions of local memory and identity and a foundational text in the subsequent development of Neapolitan historiography.
The book presents a comprehensive analysis of the “Letter of Love and Concord.” This revised diplomatic edition based on the study of sixty nine manuscripts, explores its numerous written, material, oral and symbolic sources along with an English translation of this fascinating late 12th century ...
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