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Title Byzantium and the West : perception and reality (11th-15th c.) / edited by Nikolaos G. Chrissis, Athina Kolia-Dermitzaki, and Angeliki Papageorgiou
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Contributors; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Structure of the volume; Acknowledgements; Notes; Part I Setting the Scene; Chapter 1 Keroularios in 1054: Nonconfrontational to the papal legates and loyal to the emperor; Acknowledgement; Notes; Reference List; Chapter 2 Colonisation and population movements in the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages; The Italian colonisation in the Eastern Mediterranean; Population movements; The modalities of emigration; Reference list
Chapter 3 Genoa and Byzantium: Aspects of a long relationshipA premise: the impact of the crusades; The danger from Italian cities as perceived in 12th-century Byzantium; Genoese, Pisans, Venetians and Byzantium in the 12th century: encounters and conflicts; The strife for the dominion of the sea after 1261; Genoese and Greek experiences in the 14th century; Facing each other: enduring suspicions and attempts at conciliation; Notes; Reference list; Part II Byzantium and the West during the Early Crusades; Chapter 4 Byzantium and the Crusades in the Komnenian era: Perception and reality
PerceptionIdeological acceptance or political necessity?; Conclusions; Notes; Reference list; Chapter 5 Some thoughts on the relations between Greeks and Latins at the time of the First and Fourth Crusades; Turkish pressure as the real cause of the expedition; The papacy, Christian solidarity and Alexios Komnenos' call; An expedition to the East with no real precedent; The agreements with the leaders of the expedition; Antioch, the key to the East; The Empire, an indispensable source of logistical and financial support
The diversion of the Fourth Crusade: a logical consequence of the policy of the KomnenoiConclusion; Notes; Reference list; Chapter 6 Crusader perceptions of Byzantium, c.1095 to c.1150; Reference list; Chapter 7 The perception of Westerners in the court of John II Komnenos; Reference list; Chapter 8 A 12th-century perspective on Byzantium's Western neighbours: The witness of Manganeios Prodromos; Notes; Reference list; Chapter 9 De-centring 12th-century Constantinople: Archbishop Eustathios and the Norman conquest of Thessalonica revisited; Tensions between Constantinople and Thessalonica
Thessalonica: alternative centre?Conclusions and implications; Notes; Reference list; Chapter 10 The fall of Jerusalem in 1187 to Saladin and its impact on Byzantine opinion; Reference list; Part III Cross-cultural Contacts in the Margins of East and West; Chapter 11 Admiral Eugenius of Sicily (12th century) Court poetry and political propaganda in a cross-cultural environment; Notes; Reference list; Chapter 12 A detail of the Third Lateran Council (1179): The leper king of Jerusalem and the papal policy in the East; Notes; Reference list
Summary "The interaction between Byzantium and the Latin West was intimately connected to practically all the major events and developments which shaped the medieval world in the High and Late Middle Ages - for example, the rise of the 'papal monarchy', the launch of the crusades, the expansion of international and long-distance commerce, or the flowering of the Renaissance. This volume explores not only the actual avenues of interaction between the two sides (trade, political and diplomatic contacts, ecclesiastical dialogue, intellectual exchange, armed conflict), but also the image each side had of the other and the way perceptions evolved over this long period in the context of their manifold contact. Twenty-one stimulating papers offer new insights and original research on numerous aspects of this relationship, pooling the expertise of an international group of scholars working on both sides of the Byzantine-Western 'divide', on topics as diverse as identity formation, ideology, court ritual, literary history, military technology and the economy, among others. The particular contribution of the research presented here is the exploration of how cross-cultural relations were shaped by the interplay of the thought-world of the various historical agents and the material circumstances which circumscribed their actions. The volume is primarily aimed at scholars and students interested in the history of Byzantium, the Mediterranean world, and, more widely, intercultural contacts in the Middle Ages"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Intercultural communication -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 1500
HISTORY -- General.
HISTORY -- Medieval.
Intercultural communication.
International relations.
Byzantine Empire -- History -- 1081-1453.
Byzantine Empire -- Relations -- Europe, Western
Europe, Western -- Relations -- Byzantine Empire
Mediterranean Region -- History -- 476-1517.
Byzantine Empire.
Mediterranean Region.
Western Europe.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Chrissis, Nikolaos G., editor.
Kolia-Dermitzakē, Athēna, editor.
Papageōrgiou, Angelikē, editor.
LC no. 2018053064
ISBN 131516339X