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Programmes

Research Area A

THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE: INSTITUTIONS, SOCIETY, ECONOMY

Research Area B

BYZANTINE SPACE AND CIVILIZATION

Research Area C

MEDIEVAL WORLD AND BYZANTIUM

Research Area D

ARCHIVAL, DIPLOMATIC, PALAEOGRAPHIC RESEARCH

 


 

Latin Dominions in the Greek Territories. 13th-17th centuries

After the fall of Constantinople to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade in 1204, Latin lords and Italian city-states established long-lasting states in the former lands of the Byzantine Empire. The program’s research activity aims to contribute to the in-depth understanding of the history of the Latin dominions in the Greek territories from the 13th to the 17th century.

The main objectives of the program are:

  1. To conduct research in archives and libraries in Greece and abroad.
  2. To publish historical sources of the period.
  3. To disseminate the research results by way of research projects, scientific publications, digital tools, conferences, lectures and seminars

 

History

The program “Latin dominions in the Greek territories. 13th-17th centuries” continues from 2018 the former program “Byzantium and the West”, which had been established in 1996 by the Emeritus Research Director N. G. Moschonas. The change of the title was deemed necessary in order to better perform its main research goal, as the team of researchers that it manages deals exclusively with issues of the Latin dominions during those centuries.

The until now activity of the members of the program, as well as its external collaborators, has offered twenty monographs and dozens of articles to scientific journals and mixed volumes, as well as papers in international conference proceedings (see the curriculum vitae of the members of the program). They have also organized eight scientific conferences and have contributed to the dissemination of the accumulated knowledge with open access databases, courses in undergraduate and postgraduate students, supervision on postgraduate and doctoral dissertations, and lectures to the general public.

 

Members

Coordinator: Charalambos Gasparis (Research Director)
Members: Marina Koumanoudi (Senior Researcher), Angeliki Panopoulou (Senior Researcher), Kostas Tsiknakis (Functional Researcher A)

Collaborating Researcher: Anastasia Yangaki (Senior Researcher)

 

Other members

Emeritus Research Director: Nikos G. Moschonas
Former members: †Paris Gounaridis (1996-2001), Antonis Pardos (1996-2018)

 

Research Projects (ongoing)

1. Data bases

1.1. “Prosopography of the Greco-Venetian World. 13th - 17th centuries”. Part one: “The persons of the thirteenth century: Crete, Methoni-Koroni, and Kythira”.

Principal Investigator: Ch. Gasparis
Collaborator: M. Koumanoudi
Research Assistants: K. Kyriazi (PhD Candidate in Byzantine Archaeology, University of Crete), S. Moschonas (PhD Candidate in Medieval History, University of Athens)

The project aspires to become an open and renewable node for the Prosopography of the Greek-Venetian world with main content an Open Access Prosopographic Data Base(s) and related Prosopographic studies concerning the persons who lived or acted in the Venetian possessions in the Greek territories, i.e. in the former territories of the Byzantine Empire now under Venetian rule, from the 13th to the 17th century. In particular, the Venetian colonies or areas of Venetian control and interest in the wider Aegean Sea immediately after the fall of Constantinople to the Crusaders in 1204, and until the fall of Crete to the Ottomans in 1669, belong to the geographical context of the project. The basic infrastructure of the portal will be a common digital tool, which will be fed with information that will not be limited to simply listing the names of the individuals, but also the factoids that defined the life of each one, that is, his role as it is revealed in every source where the person is identified, as well as all other persons (relatives or not) and places with which these persons were related or come into contact during their lifetime. The content of the Databases will be complemented by any kind of material that will help to better understand prosopographic information in their historical context. The implementation of the program takes place at the Institute of Historical Research, but it seeks for future collaborations with other institutions, research groups or individual researchers who are interested in similar prosopographies.

The very volume of the available archival and literary material for the space (mainly for Crete) and period, we are examining inevitably leads to the systematic delimitation of groups of persons to be studied and not necessarily to all the persons who lived and acted in the above wide geographical area in such a long period. Therefore, the first part of the project was the study of all persons who lived or acted in the first three Venetian colonies, namely Crete, Methoni-Koroni and Kythira during the 13th century. The recording of all the persons of that century in the above possessions, and not just certain groups of people, was considered necessary, not only because of the rather manageable sources for that period, but also because this century represents the transition to a new era for these areas. In this way the characteristics of a new society, which encompasses the local Greek element and the newcomers Venetians, other Italians and Latins in general from Western Europe, are highlighted.

This part of the project will be completed in the future with other regions of the Venetian Aegean Sea in the thirteenth century. With the completion of the thirteenth century, and as the sources from the fourteenth century onwards increase significantly, the project will focus on the study of special groups of persons, bearing common social, political, economic or other characteristics (e.g. officials, feudal lords, nobles, professionals, etc.).

[The first part of the project is implemented under the “Action for the Strategic Development on the Research and Technological Sector”, “ANAVATHMIS” of the IHR. Duration: 2018-2020.]

 

1.2. “Western religious orders in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, and Cyprus (11th – 19th centuries)”.

Research Team Coordinator: M. Koumanoudi. Members: A. Panopoulou, G. Koutzakiotis.

The aim of the project is the technical improvement, and the enrichment and renewal of the content of the digital atlas Kyrtou Plegmata (Κύρτου Πλέγματα), in order to create a comprehesive, valid and functional tool for historical research in general and for the study of the presence of western religious orders in the Eastern Mediterranean in particular. [The second phase is implemented under the “Action for the Strategic Development on the Research and Technological Sector”, “ANAVATHMIS” of the IHR. Duration: 2018-2020.]

 

2. Sources for the Latin dominions

2.1. “The Venetian cadastres of medieval Crete (Catastici Feudorum Crete). 13th-15th centuries. Edition of the text, Study and Electronic Data Processing”.

Principal Investigator: Ch. Gasparis.

These are four files preserved in the Duca di Candia series of the State Archive of Venice (Archivio di Stato di Venezia, Duca di Candia, b. 18, 19, 20, 21), which contain parts of the Cadastres of the fiefs (Catastici Feudorum) in the territory of the modern prefecture of Irakleio (Crete), as well as part of a Cadastre concerning the territory of Chania. The Cadastres of the fiefs were the product of monitoring the system of feudal landownership by the local Venetian government, since the direct ownership always remained in the hands of the Venetian state. Each entry in the Cadastres concerns a fief and includes all its components and owners from the early thirteenth to the middle fifteenth century. This very important source highlights not only the Venetian landowning system, but also aspects of the social and economic life of medieval Crete.

Two of the four files are already published (Ch. Gasparis, Catastici Feudorum Crete. Catasticum sexterii Dorsoduri. 1227-1418, vol. Α-Β, Institute for Byzantine Research - Sources 6, Athens 2004· Ch. Gasparis, Catastici Feudorum Crete. Catasticum Chanee. 1314-1396, Institute for Byzantine Research - Sources 9, Athens 2008) and the other two, which contain 552 pages of text in total with parts of Cadastres, are at an advanced stage of transcribing their text in order to be published.

At the same time, an Open Access Database as well as a digital atlas are being prepared with the information from all the Cadastres, and especially with the rich prosopographical and topographical material.

 

 

2.2. “Τhe Commission of the Duke of Crete Leone Duodo (1459)”.

Principal Investigator: M. Koumanoudi.

The objective of the project is the critical edition of the text of the Commission of the Duke of Crete Leone Duodo dated 1459 (transcription and edition with commentary). [The project is being implemented under the “Action for the Strategic Development on the Research and Technological Sector”, “ANAVATHMIS” of the IHR. Duration: 2018-2020.]

 

2.3. “The Reports of the Venetian Officers of Crete (16th-17th c.). A. Officers of the Chania region”.

Principal Investigator: K. Tsiknakis.

In this volume, 18 reports are going to be published submitted by the Venetian officials of the Chania district during the years 1536-1644. In those reports, the officials present their activity, while providing valuable information about the situation in their area of responsibility. Furthermore, the volume will include a detailed introduction to the district of Chania during the last two centuries of Venetian presence. [The project is being implemented under the “Action for the Strategic Development on the Research and Technological Sector”, “ANAVATHMIS” of the IHR. Duration: 2018-2020].

 

2.4. “A description of Crete in the 17th century based on the manuscript of the Municipal Library of Chania”.

Principal Investigators: K. Tsiknakis and Μ. Andrianakis.

Among the “Descriptions of Crete”, which have been widely disseminated during the last period of the Venetian presence in Crete, the manuscript of the Municipal Library of Chania is the one that stands out. It is written in 1621 and its author remains unknown. The volume is going to contain the original Italian text of the manuscript and its translation in Greek. The text is supplemented by detailed comments, analysis of plans and indexes. Furthermore, an extensive introduction to the situation in Crete during the first decades of the 17th century, as well as to the conditions that favored the writing of “Descriptions of Crete” and the importance of the specific “Description” for the history of the island will be included.

 

3. Studies

3.1. “Medieval conflicts: Factions and vendetta in Venetian Crete. 13th-14th centuris” (Ch. Gasparis).

The conflicts in the late Middle Ages, as a political and social phenomenon, have been at the cutting edge of research over the last few decades, both historically, sociologically and legally. The Venetians of Crete formed a compact body in the first years after arriving on the island at the beginning of the 13th century because they were fewer and as conquerors they were in strong defense against the conquered locals. This compact body, however, began to crack and then even gradually break, as the Venetians who mainly formed it grew steadily, the local resistance was diminishing, the political climate was crystallized, the social and economic stratification within it grew stronger. As a result, controversies, conflicts and vengeful attacks, both at a political and physical level, combined with the large scale use of arms especially in the cities, were an endemic phenomenon, the form and size of which the present study aims to highlight.

 

3.2. “Lands, cultivators and revenues of the monastery of Agios Thomas of Borgognoni in Crete during the 16th century” (A. Panopoulou).

This monograph examines the geographic location, the type and the size of the property of the Venetian monastery of Saint Thomas of Borgognoni in Crete during the 16th century, as well as the identity of the persons who cultivate the monastic land. The acts by the notary Ioannis Semergos, referring to the management of the monastery incomes will be published in annex. [The monograph is being implemented under the “Action for the Strategic Development on the Research and Technological Sector”, “ANAVATHMIS” of the IHR. Duration: 2018-2020.].

 

3.3. “Mobility of craftsmen: Venetian Crete as point of departure and destination” (A. Panopoulou).

This constitutes an extensive study on the mobility of Cretan craftsmen inside and outside Crete, as well as of foreign craftsmen settled on the island. The aim of the article is to demonstrate that the mobility and coexistence of native and foreigner artisans contributed to the formation of the high know-how noted in Cretan manufacturing branches during the Venetian period. [The study is being implemented under the “Action for the Strategic Development on the Research and Technological Sector”, “ANAVATHMIS” of the IHR. Duration: 2018-2020.].

 

3.4. “Cultural contacts of Byzantium and the West with the Latin-dominated Helladic region: The everyday objects”. Publication of pottery of the Venetian period from areas of Crete” (A. Yangaki).

In the context of this project and with emphasis on research on pottery in Latin-dominated areas such as Crete, the production, circulation and diffusion of specific categories of ceramics are being studied. Issues of trade relations and uses of clay objects are also addressed.

 

Conferences and Events

1. Conferences – Workshops

 

                              

  • International Academic Symposium: Χρήμα και Αγορά στην εποχή των Παλαιολόγων [Money and Market in the Palaeologan Era], Chalkis, 22-24 May 1998. Organization: N. G. Moschonas, Ch. Gasparis, P. Gounaridis, Ν. Oikonomides, Α. Panopoulou, Α. Pardos, V. Penna.
  • International Academic Symposium: Το Δουκάτο των Αθηνών. 1204-1456/8 [The Duchy of Athens. 1204-1456/8], Athens, November 2006. (in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Athens and the Cervantes Institute of Athens). Organization: N. G. Moschonas.
  • Greco-Italian Academic Meeting: Βυζαντινή και ιταλική ζωγραφική, δρόμοι και συναντήσεις. Από τις Σταυροφορίες έως την πτώση του Χάνδακα (1096-1669) [Byzantine and Italian Painting, Paths and Encounters. From the Crusades to the Fall of Candia (1096-1669)], Athens, November 2006 (in collaboration with the Institute of Neo-Hellenic Research / program “Greek Painters after the Fall of Constantinople”). Organization: N. G. Moschonas, E. Drakopoulou.
  • International Academic Symposium: Το δουκάτο του Αιγαίου [The Duchy of the Aegean], Naxos, July 2007 – Athens, November 2007 (in collaboration with the Centre of Research of the Greek Society of the Academy of Athens and the cultural organisation «Αιών» of Naxos). Organization: N. G. Moschonas, Μ. Βazeos, Α. Panopoulou, Μ-G L. Stylianoudi.
  • International Academic Symposium: Ταβέρνες και πανδοχεία στον χώρο της Μεσογείου κατά τον όψιμο Μεσαίωνα (12ος-16ος αι.) [Taverns and Inns in the Mediterranean during the Late Middle Ages (12th-16th c.)], Athens, April 2008. Organization: N. G. Moschonas, Ch. Gasparis, M. Leontsini, Α. Panopoulou, Κ. Τsiknakis.
  • International Academic Symposium: Formes des autonomies urbaines dans le monde gréco-latin des XIIIe-XVIe siècles, Athens, May 2009 (in collaboration with the French Archaeological School of Athens). Organization: Ch. Gasparis, G. Grivaud.
  • Επιστημονική διημερίδα: Η Μεθώνη και η περιοχή της από την Αρχαιότητα έως τα νεότερα χρόνια. Αρχαιολογικές και ιστορικές προσεγγίσεις [Methoni and its region from antiquity to modern times. Archaeological and historical approach], Methoni 16-17 May 2015. Organization: Α. Panopoulou, Methoni Castle Friends Association.
  • Συνάντηση Εργασίας: “Ψηφιακές Ανθρωπιστικές Επιστήμες. Σκαρφαλώνοντας σε τραίνο εν κινήσει;”, [Digital Humanities: Climbing onto a Moving Train?] (co-organized with the "Byzantium and the West" Program), Workshop organized as part of the Hermoupolis Seminars 2015, NHRF, September 23rd -24th. Organization: Μ. Κoumanoudi, G. Merianos.

 

2. Lectures series

             

  • Κύπρος, σταυροδρόμι της Μεσογείου [Cyprus: A Mediterranean Crossroad] (February 2000). Organization: N. G. Moschonas.
  • Το ενδιαφέρον των Ευρωπαίων για την Κύπρο και ο ευρωπαϊκός προσανατολισμός των Κυπρίων [European Interest in Cyprus and the European orientation of Cypriots] (December 2002). Organization: N. G. Moschonas.
  • Η Τέταρτη Σταυροφορία και ο βυζαντινός κόσμος [The Fourth Crusade and the Byzantine World] (March 2004). Organization: N. G. Moschonas.
  • Οι ναυτικές Πολιτείες της Ιταλίας (Αμάλφη, Πίζα, Γένουα, Βενετία) και ο ρόλος τους στην Ανατολική Μεσόγειο [The Italian Maritime States (Amalfi, Pisa, Genoa, Venice) and their Role in the Eastern Mediterranean] (May-June 2005). Organization: N. G. Moschonas.
  • Συσχετισμοί και συγκρούσεις δυνάμεων στη Μεσόγειο (14ος-16οςαιώνας) [Collisions and conflicts in the Mediterranean Sea (14th-16th centuries], First Week for the Study of Medieval Mediterranean History, organized with the collaboration of the Municipality of Nafpaktos and the Centre for the Study of Ionian Sea, Nafpaktos, 8-12 October 2012. Organization: N. G. Moschonas.
  • Χριστιανικός και ισλαμικός κόσμος κατά τους Μέσους χρόνους. Πολιτική και πολιτισμική αντιπαράθεση και συνύπαρξη [Christian and Islamic World during the Middle Ages. Political and cultural confrontation and coexistence]. Second Week for the Study of Medieval Mediterranean History, organized with the collaboration of the Municipality of Nafpaktos and the Centre for the Study of Ionian Sea, Nafpaktos, 7-11 October 2013. Organization: N. G. Moschonas.
  • Ο πόλεμος εκτός μάχης: Η προετοιμασία και οι συνέπειες των πολέμων από την Τέταρτη Σταυροφορία έως τον Κρητικό Πόλεμο [The war beyond the battles: Preparation and consequences of the wars from the Fourth Crusade to the Cretan War], Athens, National Hellenic Research Foundation, April-May 2016. Organization: Ch. Gasparis, Α. Panopoulou, Κ. Τsiknakis.
  • Η Χώρα της Νάξου [The city of Naxos], Lecture series organized by the Institute of Historical Research/NHRF and the Cultural Association “ΑΡΣόΣ” of Naxos (26-30 September 2016). Organization: D. Dimitropoulos, M. Koumanoudi.
  • Η εξορία στον βυζαντινό κόσμο ως τόπος και ως έννοια [The exile in the byzantine world as space and as notion], Athens, National Hellenic Research Foundation, May 2017. Organization: Μ. Κoumanoudi, G. Merianos.

 

3. Historical Sciences Seminar

The “Historical Sciences Seminar” was established in 1987 by the now Emeritus Research Director Nikos G. Moschonas. Later on, the Seminar was included among the activities of the program “Byzantium and the West” and N. G. Moschonas coordinated it until 2017. The Seminar is now organized by a three member committee, composed by Zisis Melissakis, Gerasimos Merianos and Angeliki Panopoulou, with the coordination of Charalambos Gasparis. The Seminar is offered every academic year and is addressed to graduate and postgraduate students, as well as to the general public, who wish to acquire the necessary special skills for historical research. The following courses are available: Greek and Latin Paleography, Archival Science, Medieval Latins, Epigraphic Studies, Codicology, Numismatics, Sigillography, Heraldry. The activities of the Seminar up to 2017 are recorded in: 1. Φροντιστήριο Ιστορικών Επιστημών. Απολογισμός εικοσαετίας 1987-2007, Athens 2008, 2. Φροντιστήριο Ιστορικών Επιστημών. Απολογισμός τριακονταετίας 1987-2017, Athens 2019.

 

Collaborations

1. Collaborations with academic and other institutions in Greece

1.1. Postgraduate Seminar: “The Greek-Venetian world. 13th-18th centuries”. Collaborators: Ch. Gasparis, A. Panopoulou, M. Koumanoudi, K. Tsiknakis

                                       

The Seminar is organized every academic year since 2013-2014 by the Department of History and Archaelogoy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in collaboration with the Research Centre of Medieval and Modern Hellenism of the Academy of Athens and the program “Latin Dominions in the Greek Territories” of the Institute of Historical Research/NHRF. The Seminar aims at the study of the period of Western domination of the Greek territories (13th-18th centuries), with special emphasis on the Venetian possessions. The rich research efforts carried out over the past ten decades have brought about the classification of the period as one comprising continual warfare among the ruling political powers, of composite as well as complex institutional realities, of cultural osmosis and of the gradual shaping of various identities, all this concurrently conducing to the organic integration of this period into the context of both Greek and Western European history. With its starting point being scientific advances in this field achieved up till the current time, fundamental objectives of the seminar are the diffusion of research findings and the renewal of research goals. The seminar is oriented mainly to postgraduate students, but also to any interested researcher. A further aspiration is that it should compose a meeting point and forum for dialogue among scholars of the period from different academic domains in Greece and abroad. The Seminar is organized since 2013-2014 and until now.

 

1.2. Postgraduate Seminar: Modern and contemporary history. Department of History and Archaeology / National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research.

Title: Rural society and economy in the Greek-Venetian world (13th-15th century): The testimony of the documents. Academic year 2017-2018 Lecturer: M. Koumanoudi.
Course Description: The seminar examined aspects of the rural society and economy of the Greek lands under Venetian domination during the late Middle Ages. Its main objectives were to outline the social stratification and economic organization, examine land tenure and modes of exploitation, and analyze the relationship between the countryside and the city on the basis of the archival documents of the period. The aim of the postgraduate course was to offer a multifaceted perspective on the complex rural world and at the same time to familiarize the students with the language and the writing style of the original medieval sources.

 

1.3. “Can Byzantium become compelling? The Greek Middle Ages through the eyes of experts”, activity aimed at middle school pupils (2016-to date).

Planning and implementation: M. Koumanoudi, G. Merianos in collaboration with the Arsakeia-Tositseia Schools in Ekali. The purpose of the activity is to present a variety of thematic topics on Byzantine culture and to acquaint 2nd grade pupils with new trends in historical research with the help of specialists. More specifically, the IHR, through the project's academic coordinators, provides guidance and bibliographic support for the enrichment of teaching and the preparation of school projects, and offers on-site lectures and presentations, as well as an educational tour of the IHR/NHRF facilities. The activity is culminated by the presentation of the pupils' projects at the end of the school year.

 

1.4. PaSTeps. Digital Historical Routes, 2014-2016. IHR collaboration with the EkinisiLab training program of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises -SEV

(http://ekinisilab-sev.gr/omades-ekinisilab/pasteps). IHR Research Team: L. Kallibretkis, D. Dimitropoulos, M. Koumanoudi, G. Merianos, I. Petrocheilou, K. Dede, St. Paulopoulos. The proposal, which was selected after a competition, aimed to produce specialized digital applications that incorporate high-level historical knowledge and technology into a user-friendly environment, offering quality travel experiences to both online and on-site users.

 

2. National and international academic collaborations

  • «Damned in Hell in the frescoes of Venetian Crete. 13th – 17th centuries» (The Open University, UK). Proncipal investigators: A. Lymberopoulou (The Open University, UK) and V. Tsamakda (University of Mainz, Germany). Collaborator: Ch. Gasparis
    (http://www3.open.ac.uk/media/fullstory.aspx?id=19327). 2011-2014.
  • “Residential network in Crete. Land and societies. 13th-20th centuries”. Principal investigator: N. Skoutelis, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Technical University of Crete. Collaborator: Ch. Gasparis.
  • International research project in marine history «Oceanides». Principal investigator: Michel Balard, Professor Emeritus, Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Collaborator: A. Panopoulou on the issue: «The maritime life of Crete in the Middle Ages until 16th c.». 2012-2015.
  • «Progetto Festòs: Studi e Ricerche topografiche su Festòs e il suo territorio». Research project of the Italian Archaeological School at Athens. Collaborator: K. Tsiknakis on the issue: «Le fondi documentarie. La storia degli studi e la documentazione letteraria, epigrafica, numismatica, cartografica e areotopografica». 2015-2016.
  • «Groupe de travail sur la Méditerranée gréco-latine au bas Moyen Âge». Collaboration of the research program «Byzantium and the West» with the University of Rouen (France) (professor G. Grivaud), and the University of Strasbourg (professor C. Otten) for the organization of conferences and workshops on the Latin dominions in the Greek territories (13th-17th centuries). They are organized the conferences: 1. Stratégies familiales dans le monde gréco-latin des XIIIe-XVIe siecles, Journée d’étude, Université de Rouen, 21 mai 2008, 2. Formes des autonomies urbaines dans le monde gréco-latin des XIIIe-XVIe siècles, Athens, 25-26 May 2009, 3. Journée d’études: Les activités professionelles dans les villes greco-latin (XIIIe-XVIe), Université de Strasbourg, 12 Novembre 2010. 2008-2010.
  • Byzantinische Zeitschrift - «Bibliographische notizen und mitteilungen». Biannual bibliographical indexing of the publications in Greece on issues concerning the Latin Dominions in the Greek territories (13th-17th c.). Collaborators: Ch. Gasparis (2008-2012), M. Koumanoudi. 2013- present.
  • «Female Monasticism in the Late Byzantine Period (1204-1453)», Postdoctoral research project by Aik. Mitsiou in the Section of Byzantine Research of the Institute of Historical Research. Collaborator: M. Koumanoudi. 2015.
  • Educational Material for Teaching Byzantine History in the Schools of New York, IHR, NHRF (in collaboration with Hellenic Link, New York). Participation: M. Koumanoudi. 2017-2018.

 

 

 

Databases - Websites

1. Archaeology of the city of Athens. Principal investigator: N. G. Moschonas
(http://www.eie.gr/archaeologia/gr/index.aspx).

“The Athenian past is obvious in every corner of the basin. Apart the illustrious monuments of antiquity, the elegant Byzantine churches and the neoclassic edifices, combined all together with the natural environment, consist the lively link between the past the present. The presence of the past is continuous in modern Athens and the evidences of historical continuity are quite rich. The urban web of the city is still based on the ancient one. The roads and the axons of main streets are the same or following the axons of the ancient ones. Though the most impressive is the continuity in use of the urban area. And this is what is called historic sequel and continuation of Athenian landscape, which the inhabitant or the tourist has to know and live.”

 

2. «Κύρτου Πλέγματα. Networks of economy, power and knowledge in the Greek territories from the prehistoric times to the modern era: documentation - mapping - synthetic approaches» (http://kyrtouplegmata.eie.gr/).

Research Projects by the members of the program for the Research Program of the Institute:

             

             

 

 

Prizes - Distinctions

N. G. Moschonas, Emeritus Research Director, has received the following honours:

  • The main hall of the State Archive of Cefalonia was named after him, and a volume of the state archives dedicated to him.
  • He was honoured by the president of the Italian Republic with the Honor of the Cavaliere.
  • He was named Honorary Research Fellow of the Royal Holloway College of the University of London.

M. Koumanoudi: 2015, Kaftantzogleio Prize by the University of Athens for the monograph: Οι Βενεδικτίνοι στη ελληνολατινική Ανατολή. Η περίπτωση της μονής του Αγίου Γεωργίου Μείζονος Βενετίας (11ος-15ος αι.) [The Benedictines in the Greco-Latin East: The case of the abbey of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice], Athens-Venice 2011.

 

Publications

                    

  • Ch. Gasparis, Φυσικό και αγροτικό τοπίο στη μεσαιωνική Kρήτη. 13ος-14ος αι. [Natural and rural landscape in medieval Crete. 13th-14th c.], Material, natural and spiritual environment in the Byzantine and post-Byzantine world -6, Goulandris-Horn Foundation, Athens 1994.
  • Ch. Gasparis, H γη και οι αγρότες στη μεσαιωνική Kρήτη. 13ος-14ος αι. [Land and Peasants in Medieval Crete], Institute for Byzantine Research/NHRF, Monographs 4, Athens 1997.
  • Antonii Mariae Gratiani, De bello cyprio / Αντώνιου Μαρία Γκρατσιάνι, Ο πόλεμος της Κύπρου, Introduction, Latin Text and Translation in Greek: Ch. Gasparis, Research Centre of the Holy Monastery of Kykkos, Nicosia 1997.
  • Franciscus de Cruce. Νοτάριος στον Χάνδακα. 1338-1339 [Franciscus de Cruce. Notary in Candia. 1338-1339], Edited by Ch. Gasparis, Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Postbyzantine Studies of Venice, Graecolatinitas Nostra-Sources 1, Venice 1999.
  • Ανδρέας Αμάραντος. Νοταριακές πράξεις. Αράκλι Κεφαλονιάς (1548-1562) [Andreas Amarandos. Notarial Acts. Arakli Cefalonia (1548-1562)], ed. by. Chr. Vagionakis, O. Katsivela, D. Michalaga, V. Belavjeni, M. Bletas, under the direction of N. G. Moschonas, Institute for Byzantine Research/NHRF, Sources 5, Athens 2001.
  • Κύπρος: σταυροδρόμι της Μεσογείου [Cyprus: A Mediterranean Crossroad], ed. by N. G. Moschonas, «Society of Science» - Special Educational Events / NHRF, Athens 2001.
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