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The Chronicle of Morea, probably the most vital and arguable ancient narratives written within the past due center a long time, tells the tale of the formation and govt by means of the Villehardouin dynasty of a remarkably profitable Crusader country following the conquest by way of western invaders of the capital - Constantinople - and the provinces of the Byzantine Empire. through reading the entire Chronicle's surviving Greek, French, Spanish and Italian models, this learn, the 1st of its style, explores extensive the literary and ideological contexts during which the paintings was once composed, transmitted and re-written. the result's a desirable research of cultural trade in a wealthy and colourful japanese Mediterranean global the place varied ethnicities have been obliged to dwell along one another, and outdoors political pursuits often intruded in dramatic type. Translations into English were supplied of the entire fabric mentioned.

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1 (1879) 307, 31: ‘ïƒ ªåØôïíïı~íôåò ™ì~Øí ºïØðïd ŒÆôøôØŒïß’ and ‘ôÆ~Øò ¼ººÆØò ôıåeí åþæÆØò ôø ~ í ŒÆôøôØŒø ~ í’; Michaelis Choniatae Epistulae, ed. 58 The urban fabric of many of these settlements, together with that of Athens, Thebes, Evripos, and Karystos further to the north,59 appears to have provided the possibility of a comfortable life-style. 60 Individuals could occupy their leisure hours by frequenting bath-houses,61 by playing a game resembling polo called ôïfò Kìïfò ŒÆd ïPŒ Kìïfò ŒÆôøôØŒïfò IðåóôܺŒ, ‘Kí ôï~Øò K ÆôøôØŒï~Øò’, ‘ðÆæa ôø ~ í K ÆôøôØŒø ~ í’, ‘ôï~Øò K ÆôøôØŒï~Øò’.

And trans. Adler (1907). 93 For a discussion of the date (1082, 1084, or 1092) and content of the chrysobull, see Tuiler (1967); Tuˆma (1981); Jacoby (2002); Madden (2002); and Frankopan (2004). 94 Individuals who ‘boasted Aquileia as their homeland’ are noted to have taken up residence on imperial soil by a hagiographical work possibly composed as early as the eleventh century, the Bßïò ŒÆd ðïºØôåßÆ ŒÆd ìåæØŒc ŁÆıìÜôøí äØÞªÅóØò ôïı~ ±ªßïı ŒÆd ŁÆıìÆôïıæªïı~ Nߌøíïò ìıæïâºýôïı ôïı~ MåôÆíïå~Øôå, which refers to ‘two brothers [ .

13 Longnon (1911) li. 14 Recherches historiques sur la principaute´ franc¸aise de More´e et ses hautes baronnies. Le Livre de la conqueste de la prince´e de la More´e publie´ pour la premie`re fois d’apre`s un manuscrit de la bibliothe`que des ducs de Bourgogne a` Bruxelles, avec notes et e´claircissements. Premie`re ´epoque: Conqueˆte et e´tablissement fe´odale de l’an 1205 a` l’an 1333, ed. Buchon (1845a). 15 For a survey of early scholarship on the subject, see Makres (2005). 16 Here the matter is reconsidered, beginning with an examination of each of the individual manuscripts.

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