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Byzantines, Latins, and Turks in the Eastern Mediterranean World after 1150

Jonathan Harris, Catherine Holmes, and Eugenia Russell


The late medieval eastern Mediterranean, before its incorporation into the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century, presents a complex and fragmented picture. The Ayyubid and Mamluk sultanates held sway over Egypt and Syria, Asia Minor was divided between a number of Turkish emirates, the Aegean between a host of small Latin states, and the Byzantine Empire was only a fragment of its former size. This book seeks to find common themes that unite this disparate world. Focusing on religious identity, cultural exchange, commercial networks, and the construction of political legitimacy among Christ ... More

Keywords: Ottoman Empire, Ayyubid sultanate, Mamluk sultanate, Asia Minor, Turkish emirates, Aegeank, Byzantine Empire, religious cultures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199641888
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199641888.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Harris, editor
Reader in Byzantine History, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London

Catherine Holmes, editor
Fellow and Praelector in Medieval History, University College, Oxford

Eugenia Russell, editor
Visiting Lecturer, Royal Holloway, University of London