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Byzantium and the Turks in the Thirteenth Century

Dimitri Korobeinikov


This book looks at the relations between Byzantium and its eastern neighbours in the thirteenth century. The main conclusion is that the Nicaean Empire (1204-61) was much stronger and much more the heir of the twelfth-century Empire than has generally been appreciated. Furthermore, it was recognized as such by its eastern neighbours throughout the period. The Nicaean Empire gained dominant influence over the Seljukid Sultanate of Rūm in the 1250s. The appearance of the Mongols added a complicating factor, which the Byzantines at first managed effectively. However, in the last quarter of the ce ... More

Keywords: Byzantium, Nicaean Empire, Asia Minor, thirteenth century, Seljukid Sultanate of Rūm, Mongols, Turks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198708261
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708261.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dimitri Korobeinikov, author
Assistant Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York