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11 Monumental Art in the Lordship of Athens and Thebes under Frankish and Catalan Rule (1212–1388): Latin and Greek Patronage

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This chapter focuses on monumental art in the Lordship of Athens and Thebes as a reflection of the encounter of the two worlds, East and West, in the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade. Chronologically it extends from the beginning of the 13th to about the end of the 14th century including the rule of the Frankish lords, from 1212 to 1311, and the dominion of the Catalans, from 1311 to 1388. Geographically it includes Attica, Boeotia and parts of the north-eastern Peloponnese (Argolis, Nauplia, peninsula of Methana) which belonged to the de la Roche lords of Athens. The most imposing extant Latin monuments from this period, namely the fortifications, either newly built fortresses and towers or restored and reinforced Byzantine castles, bear testimony to the new rulers' power, their needs for defence, administration, and protection of rural products.

Keywords: Athens; Attica; Catalan Rule; Frankish lords; monumental art



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