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A Compendium of Medieval World Sovereigns

Edited By

Timothy Venning



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ISBN 9781032361987
May 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
520 Pages

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Book Description

The Compendium of World Sovereigns series contains three volumes Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern. These volumes provide students with easy-to-access ‘who’s who’ with details the identities and dates, with ages and wives, where known, of heads of government in any given state at any time within the framework of reference. The relevant original and secondary sources are also listed in a comprehensive bibliography. Providing a clear reference guide for students, to who was who and when they ruled in the Dynasties and other ruler-lists for the Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern worlds – primarily European and Middle Eastern but including available information on Africa and Asia and the pre-Columbian Americas. The trilogy accesses and interprets the original data plus any modern controversies and disputes over names and dating, reflecting on the shifts in and widening of focus in student and academic studies. Each volume contains league tables of rulers’ ‘records’, and an extensive bibliographical guide to the relevant personnel and dynasties, plus any controversies, so readers can consult these for extra details and know exactly where to go for which information. All relevant information is collected and provided as a one-stop-shop for students wishing to check the known information about a world Sovereign. The Medieval volume begins with the Byzantine Empire and moves through the Crusader States, the Islamic World, South and East Asia, Africa, the Mediterranean, and lastly Western and Eastern Europe. Compendium of World Sovereigns: Volume II Medieval provides students and scholars with the perfect reference guide to support their studies and to fact check dates, people, and places.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

SECTION ONE. THE BYZANTINE WORLD

Eastern Roman/ Byzantine Empire to 1204.

Latin Empire

Empire of Nicaea

Despotate of Epirus

Empire of Trebizond

Latin principalities of Achaea

Duchy of Athens

County of Cephallonia

Duchy of Naxos

Eastern Roman/ Byzantine Empire after 1261.

Despotate of the Morea and other Late Byzantine sub-states.

Eastern Roman/Byzantine Empresses.

 

Crusader States: Kingdom of Jerusalem

Antioch

Tripoli

Edessa

Cyprus

Cilician Armenia

Armenia and Georgia.

SECTION TWO: THE ISLAMIC WORLD

Caliphs: C7th heirs of the Prophet, then Ummayads and Abbasids.

Fatimid Caliphate of Tunisia and Egypt

(Christian states of upper Egypt/ Nubia: Makuria and Dongola)

Khorasan: Tahirids, Saffarids, Samanids

Egypt; Tulunids and Ikshidids.

Iran: Buyids.

Syria: Hamdanids, Mirdasids, Uqaylids.

Azerbaijan: Sa’dids.

Aghlabids of Tunisia

Ummayad emirate and Caliphate of Al-Andalus, Spain

Successor-states in C11th Al-Andalus.

Seljuks: Iran; Konya/ Anatolia.

Syria: Zengids

Ayyubids of Egypt and Syria

Central Asia/ Afghanistan: Khwarezm, Ghaznavids.

Yemen

Sicily; Majorca.

Morocco

Maghreb: Almoravids, Almohads.

Tunisia: Hafsids, Zirids, Wattasids.

Mongols: Great Khans (with Yuan of China)

Iran: Ilkhans

Golden Horde and other Central Asian Mongol states

Jagatai Khans; Timurids; Qaraqanids.

Late Medieval Anatolia: Dhu’l Qadir; Karamanids; Germiyan; Aydin; Sarukhan; Menteshe; Kastamonu; Kara Koyunlu; Ak Koyunlu.

Ottoman Sultanate

SECTION THREE: ASIA AND AFRICA

Medieval India: Hindu and Moslem states

Burma

Thailand

Khmer states

Vietnam

Dynasties of China: T’ang to Ming

Korea

Japan

Ethiopia

The Sahel: Kanem/ Bornu; Ghana, Mali and Songhai

Nigeria: Hausa states

Central Africa

SECTION FOUR: THE BRITISH ISLES

Britain : Anglo-Saxon England

England after 1066

Wales: Gwynedd, Powys, Dyfed/ Deheubarth, Gwent, Brycheiniog (Brecon).

Early Scotland: Picts, Dal Riada/Scots, Strathclyde.

Medieval Scotland from 844

Jarldom of Orkney

Lords of the Isles/ Hebrides

Kingdom of Man

Ireland: High Kings

Ulster; Leinster; Munster; Connacht; Viking Dublin.

 

SECTION FIVE: EUROPE, PART ONE, WEST.

Francia; Merovingians, Carolingians

Medieval France: Kings

; Brittany, Normandy, Anjou, Blois, Champagne, Artois, Boulogne,

Flanders, Lorraine, Alencon, Burgundy/ Arles; Aquitaine; Toulouse;

Bearn; Foix; Provence; Vienne; Franche-Comte.

 

Spain: Barcelona; Suevi; Visigoths; Asturias/ Leon; Leon and Castile; Aragon; Navarre.

Portugal

SECTION SIX: EUROPE, CENTRE, SOUTH AND NORTH.

Hungary

Low Countries: Brabant, Holland, Hainault.

Holy Roman Empire: Emperors.

Bavaria; Saxony; Palatinate; Hesse and Thuringia; Baden;

Wurtemmberg; Mecklenberg; Brandenburg; Brunswick and

Luneburg; Julich and Cleves; Austria.

Poland; Lithuania; Silesia.

Bohemia

Serbia; Bulgaria.

Vandal Africa.

Burgundians

Italy: Ostrogoths; Lombards; Venice; Savoy/ Piedmont; Montferrat; Milan; Modena; Mantua; Florence; Popes; Naples and Sicily.

Denmark; Norway; Sweden.

Russia: Grand Princes of Kiev/ Kiyev.

Chernigov; Smolensk; Ryazan; Galicia; Vladimir-Suzdal; Novgorod; Rostov; Yaroslavl; Tver; Moscow.

INDEX

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Biography

Timothy Venning is an independent scholar and researcher and formerly worked on the Oxford New Dictionary of National Biography. His previous books include A Chronology of the Crusades (2015) and A Chronology of Early Medieval Western Europe (2017).