The Gattilusio Lordships and the Aegean World 1355-1462.
In The Gattilusio Lordships, Christopher Wright offers a window into the culturally and politically diverse world of the late medieval Aegean, through the microcosm of one of the small and distinctive regimes that flourished in this fragmented environment.
- Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Maps; Family Tree of the Gattilusio Lords; Introduction; Sources; The Geographical Setting; Secondary Literature; Structure; Chapter One Political Context and Development; Background; The Lordships before the Battle of Ankara; From the Battle of Ankara to the Fall of Constantinople; The Last Years; Chapter Two Byzantium: Sovereignty and Legitimacy; The Place of the Lordships in Byzantine Government; Family Relationships and Dynastic Struggles; Legitimacy and Mutual Advantage; The Self-Representation of the Regime.
- The Impact of the Byzantine ConnectionChapter Three Genoa: Migration and Solidarity; The Place of the Lordships in the Genoese World; Solidarity with the Genoese Community; Physical and Financial Disengagement from the Metropolis; Family Connections and Representatives in Genoa; Conflict Within the Community; The Alum Industry and Genoese Commerce; Chapter Four The Lordships as a Network: Family and Enterprise; Dynastic Policy and the Distribution of Power; The Role of the Extended Family in the Lordships; Commercial Connections; Divergent Patterns of Trade; Piracy.
- Chapter Five Inside the Lordships: Communities and GovernmentInhabitants of the Lordships; Financial Resources; Latin Settlement; Governmental Forms and Functionaries; Religious Institutions; High Culture, Community Relations and the Union; Chapter Six Latin Christendom: Common Causes and Compromises; Incentives and Disincentives; Crusading against the Turks; The Pursuit of Goodwill; Church Union; The Attitudes of Others; Chapter Seven The Turks: Security and Submission; Forces of Attraction and Repulsion; Turkish Division and Unification; Ottoman Crisis and Recovery; Failure to Endure.
- The Impetus for ConquestConclusion; Appendix One Old Phokaia; Appendix Two Territorial Acquisitions in the Northern Aegean; Appendix Three The Alum of Maroneia; Bibliography; Index.