Despite the enormous literature on the crusades, the Frankish states in the Aegean (set up in the wake of the Fourth Crusade in 1204) have been seriously neglected by modern historians. Yet their history is both compelling in itself - these were the last crusader states to be set up in the eastern Mediterranean and among the last to fall to the Turks - and also valuable for the case study they offer in medieval colonialism. Peter Lock surveys the social, economic, religious and cultural aspects of the region within a broad political framework, and explores the clash of cultures between the Frankish interlopers and their Byzantine subjects. This is a major addition to crusading studies.
Table of Contents
List of Genealogical Tables and Maps.
Currencies and Measurement
1.The Frankish Aegean, Background, Context and Problems.
2 Sources and Historiography.
3. Crusader States of the North Aegean.
4. The Latin States in Greece, 1204-1311.
5. Mainland Greece in the 14th and 15th Centurie.
6. Venice, Genoa and the Aegean.
7. Lordship and Government.
8. The Latin Secular Church.
9. The Religious Orders.
10. Economic Aspects of the Frankish Aegean.
11. Symbiosis and Segregation.
Appendix 1: Chronology of Event.
Appendix 2: List of Rulers Bibliography Genealogical Tables.