Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204

Hardcover | November 13, 2007

EditorMary Whitby

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These essays survey the range of historical sources from the peoples who collided with the Byzantine Empire during this period of dramatic upheaval.The Empire that had been expanded and consolidated by Basil II (d. 1025) was to disintegrate in the face of incursions from the north and Muslim east. In addition, pilgrims and crusaders from the west passed through the Empire and settled - culminating in the capture of Constantinople by the FourthCrusade in 1204. In order to understand the history of the region during this period, one must be aware of the rich source material created by these shifting populations, in a wide range of languages, and with differing traditions of historical writing.The fourteen essays give an overview of the material, highlighting any problems the historian may have in dealing with it, and provide detailed bibliographical surveys. Latin, Arabic, Jewish, Slavonic, Georgian, Armenian and Syriac sources are all discussed.This invaluable reference work offers new approaches for all those working on the meeting of the Christian and Muslim worlds in this period.

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These essays survey the range of historical sources from the peoples who collided with the Byzantine Empire during this period of dramatic upheaval.The Empire that had been expanded and consolidated by Basil II (d. 1025) was to disintegrate in the face of incursions from the north and Muslim east. In addition, pilgrims and crusaders fr...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:330 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.18 inPublished:November 13, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Averil Cameron: PrefaceMichael Jeffreys: PBW: the project and the colloquiumJonathan Riley-Smith: Pilgrims and crusaders in western Latin sourcesPeter Edbury: Crusader sources from the Near East (1099 1204)Michel Balard: Latin sources and Byzantine prosopography: Genoa, Venice, Pisa and BarcelonaMichael Angold: The Venetian chronicles and archives as sources for the history of Byzantium and the crusades (992-1204)Michael Angold and Michel Balard: Venice: a bibliographyVera von Falkenhausen: The south Italian sourcesKrijnie Ciggaar: Visitors from north-western Europe to Byzantium. Vernacular sources: problems and perspectivesSimon Franklin: Slavonic sourcesStephen H. Rapp Jr: Georgian sourcesTim Greenwood: Armenian sourcesWitold Witakowski: Syriac historiographical sourcesCarole Hillenbrand: Sources in ArabicJeremy Johns: Arabic sources for SicilyNicholas de Lange, with bibliography by Joshua Holo: Jewish sources