By Nevra Necipoglu
It is a certain research of Byzantine political attitudes in the direction of the Ottomans and western Europeans in the course of the severe final century of Byzantium. The e-book covers 3 significant areas of the Byzantine Empire - Thessalonike, Constantinople, and the Morea - the place the political orientations of noblemen, retailers, the city population, peasants, and participants of ecclesiastical and monastic circles are tested opposed to the heritage of social and fiscal stipulations. via its specific specialise in the political and non secular inclinations of people, households and social teams, the publication bargains an unique view of past due Byzantine politics and society that's not present in traditional narratives. Drawing on quite a lot of Byzantine, western and Ottoman resources, it authoritatively illustrates how past due Byzantium used to be drawn into an Ottoman process despite the westward-looking orientation of the vast majority of its ruling elite.
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Chapters 4 and 5 supplement this overview with individual analyses of the social and economic conditions during three different administrations – Byzantine, Ottoman, and Venetian – under which the Thessalonians lived in the course of this period. With Part III we turn to Constantinople, the imperial capital. Chapter 6 examines the dissensions and rivalries within the Byzantine court, both among members of the ruling dynasty and among civil dignitaries, which opened the way for a considerable degree of Ottoman interference in the internal affairs of Byzantium during the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries.
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Byzantium Between the Ottomans and the Latins: Politics and Society in the Late Empire by Nevra Necipoglu