Byzantium, Latin Romania and the Mediterranean (Variorum by David Jacoby

By David Jacoby

This number of essays offers essentially with the Byzantine quarter of Romania from the tenth to the fifteenth century. a number of of the essays are considering the Empire usually or, extra in particular, with its capital, Asia Minor or Crete. different essays discover the Byzantine territories conquered through the Latins within the early thirteenth century and articles additionally supply info on, and insights into Romania's family with the West, the crusader states, and Egypt.

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33 D. C. V. , no. 46. 33 T. TH. cit, I, pp. 113-124, esp. 124; new ed. , pp. 60- 65. -J. LILIE, Handel cit. pp. 374- 375. 35 See below, n. 38. II BYZANTINE CRETE IN THE NAVIGATION AND TRADE NETWORKS 527 By 1147 Cretan cheese was well known and appreciated in Constantinople. The Byzantine writer Michael Italikos must have tasted it before leaving the city in 1143 to serve as metropolitan of Philip- popolis in northern Thrace. He considered it superior to Vlach cheese36. Significantly, a Greek satyrical poem by the so-called Ptocho- prodromos refers to the Venetian quarter in Constantinople as the place where good-quality cheese can be bought.

Qu'il ne faut pas confondre, ce qui est precisement le cas dans le recent article ((Anti-semitism)) in ODB, I, pp. 122-123. 3. On pent consulter trois collections de sources, traduites on anglais, commentees et precedees d'exposes synthetiques: A. Linder, The Jews in Roman Imperial Legislation, Detroit-Jerusalem, 1987; J. Starr, The Jews in the Byzantine Empire, 641-1204, Athens, 1939; S. B. Bowman The Jews of Byzantium, 1204-1453, University of Alabama, 1985. Les deux dernieres collections no sont pas exhaustives.

Sortie d'une pe'riode de vie clandestine et de persecutions, l'Eglise agit au grand jour et jouit de l'appui de l'Etat, sauf pendant le bref regne de 1'empereur Julien (361-363), dont la politique religieuse traumatise profondement les Chretiens. La procla- mation du christianisme en tant que religion d'Etat en 380 4. L'evolution des communautes juives de Palestine jusqu'a la conquete arabe releve d'une problematique complexe, en partie differente de cello d'autres regions, et exige un traitement particulier.

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