Being Byzantine: Greek Identity Before the Ottomans,...

Being Byzantine: Greek Identity Before the Ottomans, 1200-1420

Gill Page
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In 1204, the Byzantine Empire was conquered by troops from western Europe ostensibly taking part in the Fourth Crusade. This was a hugely significant event for the subjects of the Empire, radically altering the Byzantines' self-image and weakening their state for the later conflict with the Ottoman Turks. Using the theory of ethnicity - a comparatively recent tool with regard to the pre-modern era - Gill Page provides fresh insight into the late Byzantine period, providing a corrective to nationalistic interpretations of the period of Frankish rule and more broadly to generally held assumptions of ethnic hostility in the period. A systematic analysis of texts in Greek from the period 1200-1420, from both ends of the social spectrum, is backed up by an in-depth study of Frankish rule in the Peloponnese to reveal the trends in the development of Byzantine identity under the impact of the Franks.
Year:
2008
Edition:
1
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Language:
english
Pages:
346
ISBN 10:
051145760X
ISBN 13:
9780521871815
File:
PDF, 2.52 MB
IPFS:
CID , CID Blake2b
english, 2008
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