By Nickiphoros I Tsougarakis, Fellow Peter Lock (Au
The conquest of the Byzantine Empire through the armies of the Fourth campaign led to the root of numerous 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 as a result conquest.
With committed chapters at the artwork, literature, structure, numismatics, economic climate, social and spiritual 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 within which the sphere 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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5 The justificatory rhetoric made use of comparable notions regarding the defence or expansion of the Faith, the service to the Lord and the protection of His inheritance, and sometimes the relevant diplomatic language drew explicit connections or parallels between the various fronts of activity. For many of the combatants the destinations were interchangeable as long as the undertaking guaranteed spiritual and temporal benefits. Furthermore, on a more practical 4 Chris Wright, “On the Margins of Christendom: The Impact of the Crusades on Byzantium,” in The Crusades and the Near East: Cultural Histories, ed.
2 However, despite initial intentions and sporadic efforts for cooperation, the relations between the 1 An overview of the development of crusading in Jonathan Riley-Smith, The Crusades: A History, 2nd ed. , 2008). 2 Peter Charanis, “Byzantium, the West and the Origin of the First Crusade,” Byzantion 19 (1949), 17–36; Jonathan Riley-Smith, The First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading (London, 2003), pp. 13–22. ��63/9789004284104_003 24 Chrissis empire and the crusaders soon deteriorated. Many of the westerners felt that Byzantium failed to provide adequate assistance to the Christian cause and accused the emperors of treachery in their dealings with the “infidels”.
The following contribution by David Jacoby on the economy of Latin Greece deals with an essential but often overlooked aspect of life in medieval Greece. The Latins in Greece: A Brief Introduction 21 Professor Jacoby argues that the installation of Latin rulers and the resultant fragmentation of the Byzantine world caused a realignment towards western demand, modifying the more introvert tendencies of the Byzantine economy. At the same time, the influx of entrepreneurs (especially from Italy) and the concomitant engagement with new types of financial activity provided a beneficial stimulus to the economy.