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Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204
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Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204

Mary Whitby

Abstract

These chapters survey the range of historical sources from the peoples who collided with the Byzantine Empire during this period of dramatic upheaval. The Empire that had been expanded and consolidated by Basil II (d. 1025) was to disintegrate in the face of incursions from the north and Muslim east. In addition, pilgrims and crusaders from the west passed through the Empire and settled – culminating in the capture of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade in 1204. In order to understand the history of the region during this period, one must be aware of the rich source material created by these ... More

Keywords: historical sources, Byzantine Empire, Muslim, pilgrims and crusaders, Constantinople, historical writing, bibliographical surveys

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780197263785
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263785.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Whitby, editor
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