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Visitors from North-Western Europe to Byzantium. Vernacular Sources: Problems and Perspectives

Krijnie Ciggaar

in Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263785
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734304 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263785.003.0007

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Visitors from North-Western Europe to Byzantium. Vernacular Sources: Problems and Perspectives

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This chapter discusses the visitors from north-western Europe to Byzantium. It shows who could be considered as visitors to the Byzantine Empire and lists several categories of visitors. The linguistic and source problems encountered during the search for visitors to Byzantium are examined, along with the territory of Byzantium. The chapter includes a very brief discussion of the geography and migration activity in north-western Europe.

Keywords: visitors; north-western Europe; categories of visitors; source problems; search for visitors; territory of Byzantium; geography; migration activity

Chapter.  12149 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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