The conquest of the Byzantine Empire by the armies of the Fourth Crusade resulted in the foundation of several Latin political entities in the lands of Greece. The Companion to Latin Greece offers thematic overviews of the history of the mixed societies that emerged as a result of the conquest.
With dedicated chapters on the art, literature, architecture, numismatics, economy, social and religious organisation and the crusading involvement of these Latin states, the volume offers an introduction to the study of Latin Greece and a sampler of the directions in which the field of research is moving.
Contributors are: Nikolaos Chrissis, Charalambos Gasparis, Anastasia Papadia-Lala, Nicholas Coureas, David Jaccoby, Julian Baker, Gill Page, Maria Georgopoulou and Sophia Kalopissi-Verti.
List of Figures and Maps ... vii
Notes on Contributors ... ix
Note on Rendition of Proper Names and Transliteration ... xii
1 The Latins in Greece: A Brief Introduction ... 1
Nickiphoros I. Tsougarakis
2 Crusades and Crusaders in Medieval Greece ... 23
Nikolaos G. Chrissis
3 Land and Landowners in the Greek Territories under Latin Dominion, 13th–14th Centuries ... 73
4 Society, Administration and Identities in Latin Greece ... 114
5 The Latin and Greek Churches in former Byzantine Lands under Latin Rule ... 145
6 The Economy of Latin Greece ... 185
7 Money and Currency in Medieval Greece ... 217
8 The Jewish Communities in the Social Fabric of Latin Greece: Between Segregation and Interaction ... 255
9 Literature in Frankish Greece 288
10 The Landscape of Medieval Greece ... 326
11 Monumental Art in the Lordship of Athens and Thebes under Frankish and Catalan Rule (1212–1388): Latin and Greek Patronage ... 369
Chronological Table ... 419
Maps ... 433
Collected Bibliography ... 436
Index ... 503