The Franks in the Aegean: 1204-1500

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Routledge, Jan 14, 2014 - History - 400 pages
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Despite the enormous literature on the crusades, the Frankish states in the Aegean (set up in the wake of the Fourth Crusade in 1204) have been seriously neglected by modern historians. Yet their history is both compelling in itself - these were the last crusader states to be set up in the eastern Mediterranean and among the last to fall to the Turks - and also valuable for the case study they offer in medieval colonialism. Peter Lock surveys the social, economic, religious and cultural aspects of the region within a broad political framework, and explores the clash of cultures between the Frankish interlopers and their Byzantine subjects. This is a major addition to crusading studies.

 

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Contents

Background Context and Problems
1
2 Sources and Historiography
16
3 The Crusader States of the North Aegean
35
4 The Latin States in Greece 12041311
68
5 Mainland Greece in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
108
6 Venice Genoa and the Aegean
135
7 Lordship and Government
161
8 The Latin Secular Church
193
10 Economic Aspects of the Frankish Aegean
240
11 Symbiosis and Segregation
266
Chronological Summary
310
Lists of Rulers
330
Select Bibliography
338
Genealogical Tables
357
Maps
377
Index
384

9 The Religious Orders
222

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