Aezanis, Temple of Zeus, 117-138 AD 
  
History/Medieval Studies 303
Early Medieval and Byzantine Civilization: Constantine to Crusades

Index 

Syllabus 

Readings: 
 Book List  
 Iconoclasm 
 Discussion Topics 

Chronologies: 
 Imperial Crisis    
 Later Roman Emperors, 306-395   
 Fall of Western Empire   
 Age of Justinian   
 Islamic Caliphs   
 Byzantine Dark Ages     
 Triumph of Christianity    
 Macedonian Resurgence 
 Crusades 
 Restoration and Ottoman Advance 

Handouts: 
 Population  
 Finances under Justinian  
 Byzantium c.850A.D.  

Currency charts: 
   Diocletian and Constantine  
   Justinian and Heraclius  
   Isaurian, Amorian, and Macedonian Ages  
   Comnenian and Palaeogian Ages  

Links

IMPERIAL RESTORATION AND OTTOMAN ADVANCE, 1204-1453:
 
Latin Empire   Empire of Nicaea
    House of Lascaris
Baldwin I (1204-1205)   Theodore I (1204-1222)
Henry of Flanders (1205-15)   John III Vatatzes (1222-1254)
Peter of Courtenay (1217)   Theodore II (1254-1258)
Yolande (1217-1219)   John IV (1258-1260)
Robert of Courtenay (1211-28)   House of Palaeologus
Baldwin II (1228-1231)   MICHAEL VIII (1260-1261)
    Constantinople recovered 1261
 
Empire of Thessalonica 
Michael Angelus (1204-1215), Despot of Epirus 
Theodore Comnenus-Ducas (1215-1230), occupied Thessalonica 1224 
Manuel (1230-1237) 
John (1237-1242), relinquished title emperor in 1242, Despot of Epirus (1242-1244) 
Demetrius, Despot of Epirus (1244-1246); Thessalonica occupied by Nicene forces in 1246 

Restored Byzantine Empire: The Palaeologan Dynasty 
MICHAEL VIII (1260-1282)   Andronicus IV (1376-79)
ANDRONICUS II (1282-1328)   John VII ((1390)
Andronicus III (1328-1341)   MANUEL II (1391-1425)
John V (1341-1391)   John VIII (1425-1448)
John VI Cantacuzanus (1347-1354)   CONSTANTINE XI (1449-53)
 
The Ottoman Sultans 
Osman (1288-1326) 
ORHAN (1326-1362), crowned sultan in 1337 
MURAD I (1362-1389) 
BAYEZID I "THE THUNDERBOLT" (1389-1402) 
Mehmed I (1402-1421) 
Suleiman I (1402-1410) 
Musa (1411-1413) 
MURAD II (1421-1451) 
MEHMED II "THE CONQUEROR" (1451-1481) 
Bayezid II (1481-1512) 
Selim I "the Grim" (1512-1530) 
Suleiman II "the Magnificient" (1520-1566) 
 

Dr. Kenneth W. Harl 
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Last updated 03/19/98
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