Byzantines, Latins, and Turks in the Eastern Mediterranean World after 1150

Hardcover | December 29, 2012

EditorJonathan Harris, Catherine Holmes, Eugenia Russell

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The late medieval eastern Mediterranean, before its incorporation into the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century, presents a complex and fragmented picture. The Ayyubid and Mamluk sultanates held sway over Egypt and Syria, Asia Minor was divided between a number of Turkish emirates, theAegean between a host of small Latin states, and the Byzantine Empire was only a fragment of its former size. This collection of thirteen original articles, by both established and younger scholars, seeks to find common themes that unite this disparate world. Focusing on religious identity, cultural exchange, commercial networks, and the construction of political legitimacy among Christians and Muslims inthe late Medieval eastern Mediterranean, they discuss and analyse the interaction between these religious cultures and trace processes of change and development within the individual societies. A detailed introduction provides a broad geopolitical context to the contributions and discusses at lengththe broad themes which unite the articles and which transcend traditional interpretations of the eastern Mediterranean in the later medieval period.

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The late medieval eastern Mediterranean, before its incorporation into the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century, presents a complex and fragmented picture. The Ayyubid and Mamluk sultanates held sway over Egypt and Syria, Asia Minor was divided between a number of Turkish emirates, theAegean between a host of small Latin states, and...

Jonathan Harris is Reader in Byzantine History at the Department of History, Royal Holloway at the University of London. Catherine Holmes is Fellow and Praelector in Medieval History at University College, Oxford. Eugenia Russell is Visiting Lecturer at Royal Holloway at the University of London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:December 29, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsList of contributorsNote about transliterationAbbreviationsList of illustrations and mapsCatherine Holmes: Introduction1. Catherine Holmes: 'Shared Worlds': Religious Identities - A Question of Evidence2. Jonathan Shepard: Imperial Constantinople: Relics, Palaiologan Emperors and the Resilience of the Exemplary Centre3. David Jacoby: The Eastern Mediterranean in the Later Middle Ages - An Island World?4. Jonathan Harris: Constantinople as City State, c. 1360-14535. Eurydice Georganteli: Transposed Images: Currencies and Legitimacy in the Late Medieval Eastern Mediterranean6. Teresa SHawcross: Conquest Legitimised: The Making of a Byzantine Emperor in Crusader Constantinople (1204-1261)7. Dimitris Kastritsis: Conquest and Political Legitimation in the Early Ottoman Empire8. Christopher Wright: Byzantine Authority and Latin Rule in the Gattilusio Lordships9. Christopher Tyerman: 'New Wine in Old Skins': Crusading Literature and Crusading in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Later Middle Ages10. David Abulafia: Aragon versus Turkey - Tirant lo Blanc and the Conquerer: Iberia, the Crusade and Late Medieval Chivalry11. Robert Irwin: Palestine in Late Medieval Islamic Spirituality and Culture12. Kate Fleet: Turks, Mamluks and Latin Merchants: Commerce, Conflictand Co-operation in the Eastern Mediterranean13. Judith Ryder: Byzantium and the West in the 1360s: the Kydones VersionIndex