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Crusading and Trading between West and East
Studies in Honour of David Jacoby

ISBN 9780367583637
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
406 Pages

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For almost sixty years Professor David Jacoby devoted his research to the economic, social and cultural history of the Eastern Mediterranean and this new collection reflects his impact on the study of the interactions between the Italian city-states, Byzantium, the Latin East and the realm of Islam. Contributors to this volume are prominent scholars from across Medieval Studies and leading historians of the younger generation.

Table of Contents

Contents;David Jacoby: An Appreciation;David Jacoby: List of Publications;The Contributors;1. The Crusades and the Latin East;1. Benjamin Z. Kedar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The Use of Paper in the Frankish Levant: A Comparative Study.;2. Michael Angold, University of Edinburgh Thomas Morosini, First Latin Patriarch of Constantinople (1205-1211): A Re-Appraisal.; 3. Hans Eberhard Mayer, University of Kiel Eine Bleibulle Tankreds von Antiochia?;4. Peter Edbury, University of Cardiff The Lyon Eracles re-visited.; 5 Denys Pringle, University of Cardiff and Rabei Khamisy, University of Haifa Richard of Cornwall’s Treaty with Egypt, 1241.; 6. Guillaume Saint Guillain, University of Picardy The Redemption of Philip of Courtenay, Heir of the Empire of Romania (1259).; 7. Damien Coulon, Université de Strasbourg Une phase décisive d’intenses tractations diplomatiques entre sultanat mamlûk et puissances occidentales (couronne d’Aragon, républiques de Gênes et de Venise) 687/1288 – 692/1293.; 8. Vardit Shotten-Hallel, Israeli Antiquities Authority The Architectural language of the Hospitaller Church of St. John, Acre, and its Historical Context.; 9 Michel Balard, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne New documents on Genoese Famagusta.; 10. Anthony Luttrell, University of London, and Karl Borchardt, Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Münich The Latin Will of a Jewish Burgensis of Rhodes, 1448.;2. Venice and the Byzantine World;11. Jean Claude Cheynet, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne Les derniers sceaux de plomb commerciaires byzantins.;12. Gherardo Ortalli, Venice: Money for the Salvation of One’s Soul and the Solace of One’s Subjects. The Donation made by Pietro II Orseolo in 1007.;13. Peter Schreiner, University of Cologne Kaviar am Hochzeitsbankett: Die Vermählung der Agnes-Anna von Frankreich mit Alexios II. Komnenos (1180) und das Prodromos-Petra-Kloster in Konstantinopel.;14. Thomas Tanase, CNRS In the heart of Asia: Marco Polo, from Venice to Tibet.;15. Chryssa Maltezou, University of Athens Remarks on the Settlement of Peasants from Patmos in Venetian Crete.;16. Benjamin Arbel, University of Tel Aviv Independent Women in Candia’s Giudecca: The Testaments of the Two Eleas.;3. Medieval Trade; 17. Jonathan Shepard, University of Cambridge North-South, not Just East-West? An Understated Nexus of Byzantium before and during the Crusading Era?;18. Sergei Karpov, Moscow State University What is a ciguda/ciguta? On the Venetian Navigation in the Azov Sea in the Fourteenth-Fifteenth Centuries.;19. Lisa Monnas, Independent Scholar "Gold of Cyprus" and Other Gold Threads in Late Medieval England, 1300−1450.; 20. Georg Christ, University of Manchester Sabatino Russo, a Jewish Merchant of Lecce: Challenges of Transregional Interfaith Joint Ventures around 1400.;4. Medieval Silk;21. Orit Shamir and Alisa Baginski, Israel Antiquities Authority Medieval Silk Textiles from Excavations in the Land of Israel.;22. Anthony Cutler, Penn State University Silk from the Sea: Byssos, Ṣūf, Sea Wool.; 23. Sophie Desrosiers, EHESS-CRH, Paris Sendal-cendal-zendado. The Silk Cloth woven in the Development of the Silk Industry in Italy )12th- 15th Centuries).;24. Alan Stahl, Princeton University Where the Silk Road Met the Wool Trade: Venetian and Muslim Merchants in Tana in the Late Middle Ages.

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Sophia Menache is Professor Emerita at the University of Haifa. She has studied the history of the Military Orders with special emphasis on the Knights Templar and the communication aspects of the crusades. She also published three books on medieval communication, propaganda and stereotypes, and many articles on the interrelationship between humankind and pets, especially dogs, from the ancient period up to the end of the Middle Ages. She served as secretary of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East between the years 2002–2009.

Benjamin Z. Kedar is Professor Emeritus of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the founding editor of Crusades and former President of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East (1995–2002). He also studies comparative and world history: most recently, he co-edited Volume 5 of The Cambridge World History.

Michel Balard is Professor Emeritus of Medieval History at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Agrégé d'histoire, late member of the French School at Rome (1965–1968). Maître de conférences at the University of Paris 1 (1968–1976), Docteur ès-lettres (1976), Professor at the University of Reims (1976–1988), at the University Paris 12 Val-de-Marne (1988–1991), at the University Panthéon-Sorbonne (1991–2004), and former President of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East (2002–2009).


"Crusading and Trading should profit scholars of Mediterranean history broadly interpreted. Some of its articles, such as those on paper, treaties, and Marco Polo, could also benefit advanced undergraduates."

- Jessalynn Bird, Sehepunkte