Greek-Latin Cooperation in the Peloponnese in the Face of the Catalan Threat (1292—1321)
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Greek-Latin Cooperation in the Peloponnese in the Face of the Catalan Threat (1292—1321)
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Tatiana Belorussova 
Affiliation: Ural Federal University
Address: Russian Federation, Ekaterinburg

This article is devoted to the problem of Greek-Latin interaction at Peloponnese while having a threat in the face of Catalans, who have gained power after the fall of Athens at 1311. Based on information from the Latin and Byzantine historical sources of the 14th century, the author attempts to answer the questions: have the character of the Greek-Latin interaction in the Peloponnese and the relationship of the two actors to each other changed with the appearance of a common enemy? The analysis of the political situation in two Peloponnese state formations shows that Catalan factor made Franks seek military assistance from Byzantines, even though they have been in conflict for decades. In the meantime, Greeks, while has provided assistance, used the decline of the principality of Achaea to expand their influence on the peninsula.

Late Byzantium, Peloponnese, principality of Achaea, latins, Greek-Latin interaction
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