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Cross-Cultural Interaction between Byzantium and the West, 1204-1669. Whose Mediterranean is it anyway?

Lymberopoulou, Angeliki ed. (2018). Cross-Cultural Interaction between Byzantium and the West, 1204-1669. Whose Mediterranean is it anyway? Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies, 22. London: Routledge.

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Abstract

The early modern Mediterranean was an area where many different rich cultural traditions came in contact with each other, were often forced to co-exist, and frequently learned to reap the benefits of co-operation. Orthodox, Roman Catholics, Muslims, Jews, and their interactions all contributed significantly to the cultural development of modern Europe. The aim of this volume is to address, explore, re-examine and re-interpret one specific aspect of this cross-cultural interaction in the Mediterranean – that between the Byzantine East and the (mainly Italian) West. The investigation of this interaction has become increasingly popular in the past few decades, not least due to the relevance it has for cultural exchanges in our present-day society. The starting point is provided by the fall of Constantinople to the troops of the Fourth Crusade in 1204. In the aftermath of the fall, a number of Byzantine territories came under prolonged Latin occupation, an occupation that forced Greeks and Latins to adapt their life socially and religiously to the new status quo. Venetian Crete developed one of the most fertile ‘bi-cultural’ societies, which evolved over 458 years. Its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1669 marked the end of an era and was hence chosen as the end point for the conference. By sampling case studies from the most representative areas where this interaction took place, the volume highlights the process as well as the significance of its cultural development.

Item Type: Edited Book
ISBN: 0-8153-7267-1, 978-0-8153-7267-7
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
48th Byzantine ConferenceNot SetLeventis Foundation
48th Byzantine ConferenceNot SetSantander
48th Byzantine ConferenceNot SetHellenic Society, London
48th Byzantine ConferenceNot SetSeven Pillars of Wisdom
Keywords: Byzantine art, cross-cultural interaction Byzantium-West, cross-cultural interaction Mediterranean
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures > Art History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 56528
Depositing User: Angeliki Lymberopoulou
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 10:08
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 11:11
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/56528
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