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VI: The Catalans in Greece, 1311-1380,   pp. 167-224 PDF (10.1 MB)

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 The Grand Company had first been organized by Roger de Flor of Brindisi,
a turncoat Templar, shortly after the twenty years' war between the houses
of Anjou and Aragon over possession of the island of Sicily had finally ended
in the treaty of Caltabellotta (August 31, 1302). Members of the Company
had helped maintain the energetic king Frederick II upon the throne of Sicily
(1296— vénitiens dans 1'Archipel (1207—1390)," Orientalia
Christiana periodica, XXVIII (1962), 
121—172, 322—335; "La Chronique breve de 1352," ibid., XXIX (1963),
331—356, and )(XX (1964), 39—64; "Les Querini, comtes d'Astypalée
(1413—1537)," ibid., XXX (1964), 385—397; "Une Page de Jérôme
Zurita relative aux duchés catalans de Grèce (1386)," Revue
des etudes byzantines, XIV (1956), 158—168; and "La Chronique breve
moréote de 1423," in Mélanges Eugene Tisserant, II-1 (Studi
e testi, no. 232; Vatican City, 1964), 399—439. A few of these articles,
but unfortunately not those in the Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum (the most
important for our purpose), have recently been reprinted in R. J. Loenertz,
Byzantina et Franco-Graeca, ed. Peter Schreiner (Rome, 1970). 
 Among other recent works mention must be made of Antoine Bon's important
study of La Morde franque: Recherches historiques, topographiques et archéologiques
sur la princi pauté d'Achaie (1205—1 430) (2 vols., Paris, 1969).
Jean Longnon has written a well-known account of L ' Empire latin de Constantinople
et la principauté de Morée (Paris, 1949), and D. A. Zakythinos,
an equally well-known history of Le Despotat grec de Morée (2 vols.,
Paris and Athens, 1932—1953). Freddy Thiriet has published the extremely
useful Regestes des délibérations du sénat de Venise
concernant la Romanie (3 vols., Paris and The Hague, 1958—1961), as
well as a very readable book on La Romanie vénitienne au moyen-âge:
Le Ddveloppement et l'exploitation du domaine colonial vénitien (XIIe-XVe
siècles) (Paris, 1959). The Catalans figure prominently in Paul Lemerle's
unusual monograph on L ' Emirat d'Aydin, Byzance et l'Occident: Recherches
sur "La Geste d'Umur Pacha" (Paris, 1957). The once-perplexing problem of
a Catalan duchess of Athens and some "mysterious documents" was cleared up
in K. M. Setton, "Archbishop Pierre d'Ameil in Naples and the Affair of Aimon
III of Geneva (1363—1364)," Speculum, XXVIII (1953), 643—691.
Wil helm de Vries, S.J., has given, us a survey of papal efforts against
schismatics and heretics in the fourteenth century, in "Die Papste von Avignon
und der christliche Osten," Orientalia Christiana periodica, XXX (1964),
85—128, and we may also note the monograph by F. J. Boehlke, Jr., Pierre
de Thomas: Scholar, Diplomat, and Crusader (Philadelphia, 1966), and that
by G. Fedalto, Simone A tumano, monaco di studio, arcivescovo latino di Tebe
(Brescia, 1968). On the latter subject, cf. also K. M. Setton, "The Archbishop
Simon Atumano and the Fall of Thebes to the Navarrese in 1379," Byzantinisch-Neugriechische
Jahrbucher, XVIII (1945—1949, publ. in 1960), 105—122, which
study, together with the one on Pierre d'Ameil referred to above (as well
as a number of others), has just been reprinted in Europe and the Levant
in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (London, 1974). 
 Of various articles by Anthony T. Luttrell, in addition to those cited in
the notes to chapter VIII, below, special attention should be called to the
following: "The Principality of Achaea in 1377," Byzantinische Zeitschrift,
LVII (1964), 340—345; "The Latins of Argos and Nauplia, 1311—1394,"
Papers of the British School at Rome, XXXIV (new series, vol. XXI, 1966),
34—55; "Malta and the Aragonese Crown (1282—1530)," Journal of
the Faculty of Arts, Royal Malta University, III-1 (1965), 1—9, and
"The House of Aragon and Malta: 1282—1412," ibid., IV-2 (1970), 156—168;
"John Cantacuzenus and the Catalans at Constantinople," in Martinez Ferrando,
Archivero: Miscelánea de estudios dedicados a su memoria (1968), pp.
265—277; and "Venezia e il principato di Acaia: secolo XIV," Studi
veneziani, X (1968), 407—414. Cf. in general F. Giunta, Aragonesi e
Catalani nel Mediter raneo (2 vols., Palermo, 195 3—1959); C. E. Dufourcq,
L'Espagne catalane et leMaghrib aux XIIIe et XIVe siecles (Paris, 1966);
and J. A. Robson, "The Catalan Fleet and Moorish Sea-power (1337—1344),"
English Historical Review, LXXIV (1959), 386—408. The feudal 

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