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By Nickiphoros I Tsougarakis, Fellow Peter Lock (Au

The conquest of the Byzantine Empire via the armies of the Fourth campaign ended in the root of a number of Latin political entities within the lands of Greece. The better half to Latin Greece bargains thematic overviews of the background of the combined societies that emerged a result of conquest.
With devoted chapters at the paintings, literature, structure, numismatics, economic system, social and spiritual enterprise and the crusading involvement of those Latin states, the quantity deals an advent 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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After reviewing briefly the administrative structures of the Frankish lordships, Papadia-Lala turns her attention to the Venetian Stato da Mar and examines in particular the social stratification of the ethnically mixed urban populations and the evolution of the civic communities and councils which became a dominant feature of Venetian rule and whose development marked the passage into the early modern period. One of the greatest issues that the unplanned and unsanctioned (by the papacy) conquest of Byzantium raised was that of the relationship of the Roman Church to its Greek Orthodox counterpart.

Theories of plotting and conspiracies to divert the crusade towards Constantinople were once proposed by a number of scholars. These theories proved fanciful and ill-supported by evidence. They were followed by more sombre analyses of the circumstances surrounding the expedition and a series of more or less unanticipated difficulties that altered its course. 15 Given all this interest in this crusading attack on Christian Byzantium, it is rather ironical that the crusades which were proclaimed in the 13th century with the avowed intention of conquering or holding on to Byzantine territories have remained in relevant obscurity.

Besides the support of France, Charles enjoyed the backing of the papacy. 30 Venice, the duke of Burgundy, and Charles ii of Naples were numbered among Charles’ allies, who also established contacts with the Serbian king, Stephen Uros ii, with Latin lords in Greece, and even with discontented members of the Byzantine elite. Most dangerously for Byzantium, Charles also tried to make common cause with the Catalan Company, which would provide a body of experienced warriors already in Romania. This band of mercenaries, veterans of the war of the Sicilian Vespers and in search of a new employer after 29 Anthony Leopold, How to Recover the Holy Land: The Crusade Proposals of the Late Thirteenth and Early Fourteenth Centuries (Aldershot, 2000), pp.

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