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Byzantium between the Ottomans and the Latins
Politics and Society in the Late Empire

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  • Date Published: January 2012
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107403888

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  • This is a detailed analysis of Byzantine political attitudes towards the Ottomans and western Europeans during the critical last century of Byzantium. The book covers three major regions of the Byzantine Empire - Thessalonike, Constantinople, and the Morea - where the political orientations of aristocrats, merchants, the urban populace, peasants, and members of ecclesiastical and monastic circles are examined against the background of social and economic conditions. Through its particular focus on the political and religious dispositions of individuals, families and social groups, the book offers an original view of late Byzantine politics and society that is not found in conventional narratives. Drawing on a wide range of Byzantine, western and Ottoman sources, it authoritatively illustrates how late Byzantium was drawn into an Ottoman system in spite of the westward-looking orientation of the majority of its ruling elite.

    • Offers a fresh interpretation of the history of late Byzantium, demonstrating a mastery of a great range of primary and secondary material
    • Brings together useful prosopographical information to uncover links between the political orientations of specific individuals or groups and their socio-economic interests
    • Presents political attitudes in all their complexity and ambivalence
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    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107403888
    • length: 374 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction and Political Setting:
    1. The topic and the sources
    2. The shrinking Empire and the Byzantine dilemma between East and West after the Fourth Crusade
    Part II. Thessalonike:
    3. Social organization, historical developments, and political attitudes in Thessalonike: an overview (1382–1430)
    4. Byzantine Thessalonike (1382–7 and 1403–23)
    5. Thessalonike under foreign rule
    Part III. Constantinople:
    6. The Byzantine court and the Ottomans: conflict and accommodation
    7. The first challenge: Bayezid I's siege of Constantinople (1394–1402)
    8. From recovery to subjugation: the last fifty years of Byzantine rule in Constantinople (1403–53)
    Part IV. The Despotate of the Morea:
    9. The early years of Palaiologan rule in the Morea (1382–1407)
    10. The final years of the Byzantine Morea (1407–60)
    Conclusion
    Appendix 1. Archontes of Thessalonike (14th–15th cents.)
    Appendix 2. 'Nobles' and 'small nobles' of Thessalonike (1425)
    Appendix 3. Constantinopolitan merchants in Badoer's account book (1436–40)
    Appendix 4. Members of the Senate of Constantinople cited in the synodal tome of August 1409
    Appendix 5. Some Greek refugees in Italian territories after 1453.

  • Author

    Nevra Necipoğlu, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul

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