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Wolff, R. L.; Hazard, H. W. (ed.) / The later Crusades, 1189-1311
(1969)

VII: The Frankish States in Greece, 1204-1311,   pp. 234-275 PDF (16.1 MB)


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VII 
THE FRANKISH STATES IN 
GREECE, 1204-1311 
By the partition treaty of October 1204 the western part of the Byzantine
Empire was to be divided among the conquerors of Constantinople, as we have
already seen in the preceding chapter. Venice was assigned Albania, Epirus,
Acarnania, and Aetolia, as well as the Ionian islands, the Morea (except
for the Argolid and Corinthia), the northern part of Euboea with Oreus and
the 
 The present chapter is based upon a wide range of sources. In addition to
the correspondence of pope Innocent III and his successors; the works of
Geoffrey of Villehardouin (ed. Edm. Faral, Les Classiques de l'histoire de
France au moyen-âge, 2 vols., Paris, 1938-1939), Robert of Clari (ed.
P. Lauer, ibid., Paris, 1924), and the later French chroniclers; the German
and Italian chroniclers of cities and larger regions; Nicetas Choniates,
George Acropolites, George Pachymeres, and Nicephorus Gregoras (all in the
CSHB, with a later edition of Acropolites by Aug. Heisenberg, 2 vols., Leipzig,
1903), the following are among the more important primary and secondary sources:
Henry of Valenciennes, Histoire de l'empereur Henri de Constantinople (ed.
Jean Longnon in Documents relatifs a l'histoire des croisades, II, Paris,
1948); Aubrey of Trois-Fontaines, Chronica (MGH, SS., XXIII), pp. 631-950;
Richard of San Germano, Chronica [of Sicily] (ed. C. A. Garufi, RISS, VII,
part 2, 1937); Andrea Dandolo, Chronicon Venetum (RISS, XII), cols. 13-524;
Chronique rimee de Philippe Mouskes (ed. Baron Reiffenberg, Commission royale
d'histoire [of Belgium], 2 vols., Brussels, 1836-1838); J. A. C. Buchon,
Recherches historiques sur la principaute francaise de Moree et ses hautes
baronnies (2 vols., Paris, 1845), containing the French and Greek versions
of the Chronicle of the Morea, now better studied in: Livre de La con queste
de la princee de l'Amorée: 
Chronique de Moree (1204-1305) (ed. Jean Longnon, Société de
l'histoire de France, Paris, 1911), and T3 Xpovua3v ro6 MopE'wc (Chronicle
of the Morea, ed. John Schmitt, London, 1904, and also ed. P. P. Kalonaros,
Athens, 1940). The Aragonese version of the Chronicle of the Morea is called
the Libro de los fechos et con quistas del princzpado de La Morea (ed. Alfred
Morel-Fatio, Société de l'Orient latin, sen. hist., IV, Geneva,
1885); T$ XpovtKdv T015 raAaeet&'ov (Chronicle of Galaxidi, dating from
the year 1703, ed. K. N. Sathas, Athens, 1865, repr. 1914, and also ed. G.
Valetas, Athens, 1944). Important information relating to the years before
and after 1200 may be found in Michael Choniates, MLXa~ 'AKo/uv~rou roil
XWVLóTOV i-a Ew~dpcva, ed. Spyridon P. Lampros (2 vols., Athens, 1879-1880).
See also Chas. Hopf, Chroniques greco-romanes inedites ou peu connues (Berlin,
1873), which contains various sources; G. L. Fr. Tafel and G. M. Thomas,
Urkunden zur cIlteren Handels und Staatsgeschichte der Republik Venedig (3
vols., in Fontes Rerum Austriacarum [Diplo mataria et Acta], vols. XII, XIII,
XIV, Vienna, 1856-1857); G. M. Thomas (and R. Predelli), Diplomatarium Veneto-Levantinum,
Monumenti storici publicati dalla R. Deputazione Veneta di Storia Patria,
ser. prima, Documenti, vols. V, IX, (Venice, 1880-1899); Georges Recoura,
ed., Les Assises de Romanie, Bibliotheque de l'Ecole des hautes etudes, fasc.
258 (Paris, 1930), and an English translation of the Assizes is provided
by Peter W. Topping, Feudal Institutions as Revealed in the Assizes of Romania,
University of Pennsylvania Transla tions and Reprints, 3rd series, Philadelphia,
1949; also Paul Riant, Exuviae sacrae Constan tinopolitanae (2 vols., Geneva,
1877-1878); Franz Mikiosich and Joseph Muller, Acta et 
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