By Nickiphoros I Tsougarakis, Fellow Peter Lock (Au

The conquest of the Byzantine Empire by means of the armies of the Fourth campaign ended in the basis of a number of Latin political entities within the lands of Greece. The spouse to Latin Greece bargains thematic overviews of the heritage of the combined societies that emerged end result of the conquest.
With devoted chapters at the artwork, literature, structure, numismatics, financial system, social and non secular organization and the crusading involvement of those Latin states, the amount deals an creation to the research of Latin Greece and a sampler of the instructions during which the sector of analysis is moving.

Contributors are: Nikolaos Chrissis, Charalambos Gasparis, Anastasia Papadia-Lala, Nicholas Coureas, David Jaccoby, Julian Baker, Gill web page, Maria Georgopoulou and Sophia Kalopissi-Verti.

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Most importantly, the Byzantine emperor, Michael viii Palaiologos, used all his diplomatic skill to undermine Charles by approaching the papacy and offering the prospect of Church Union as a way of de-legitimising a crusade attack on the empire. Pope Gregory x (1271–76) was particularly well-disposed to that prospect, and the contact between the two sides culminated in the proclamation of the Union of the Greek and Roman Churches at the Second Council of Lyon in 1274. 28 The Sicilian Vespers, which were caused by the harsh treatment of the native population, but which were also organised with the involvement of King Peter iii of Aragon and of Michael 25 Hendrickx, “Régestes, ” pp.

Soon, Holy War was deployed to help defend these states. Thus, Frankish Greece became another active crusade front. 3 But it is the implementation of the crusade in the area after 1204 that will be the focus of the present essay. Approaching the area as a crusading front is profitable, or even neces3 Jonathan Harris, Byzantium and the Crusades (London, 2003); Ralph-Johannes Lilie, Byzantium and the Crusader States, 1095–1204, trans. C. Morris and Jean E. Ridings (Oxford, 1993); Charles M. , 1968).

Crusades and Crusaders in Medieval Greece 27 forget that the registers record only a fraction of the documents drawn up and issued by the papacy, because most of them were never entered there but also because some of the registers have not survived. Alongside the papal registers, there is a variety of documentary and literary sources which provide information on the context, impact and response to these crusades. These sources are dispersed in space and time, from Italy to England and from Spain to Hungary, for at some point or other most of Europe was involved: some European states had vested interests in Romania; some were the recipients of requests for men and funds; others were the original homelands of the settlers in the East.

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