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Byzantine Kythera

Judith Herrin

in Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter offers a historical background on the island of Kythera during the Byzantine period. During the early Christian and Byzantine era, Kythera maintained the same close connection to the ... More


King Baldwin II of Jerusalem and the West

Jonathan Phillips

in Defenders of the Holy Land: Relations between the Latin East and the West, 1119-1187

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205401
eISBN:
9780191676611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205401.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Leaving aside the exceptional circumstances that surrounded Prince Bohemond I's visit to France in 1106–7, the first occasion on which the settlers turned to the West for military assistance was ... More


European merchants and the East

J. R. S. Phillips

in The Medieval Expansion of Europe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207405
eISBN:
9780191677656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207405.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter describes the stages by which the frontiers of medieval Europe's international commerce were extended. Apart from illustrating the vast geographical range of medieval European trade, ... More


Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City

Robert Davis

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238039
eISBN:
9780520937802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238039.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

“The tourist Venice is Venice,” Mary McCarthy once observed—a sentiment very much in line with what is experienced by most of the fourteen million tourists who visit the city each year, but at the ... More


The Heart of the Matter

Robert C. Davis and Garry R. Marvin

in Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238039
eISBN:
9780520937802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238039.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The heart of tourist Venice is Saint Mark's Square, the Piazza San Marco. “Tourists flock here in the thousands every year,” boasts a recent guidebook to the city, and rather than exaggerating, this ... More


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