Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Apodeixeis historiōn
(2,011 words)

'Demonstrations of histories'

Laonicus Chalcocondyles

Date: 1463/64

Original Language: Greek


The ten books of the Apodeixeis historiōn cover the period from 1298 to 1463 (ed. Darkó, Historiarum demonstrationes, i, pp. 1-205; ii, pp. 1-307). Laonicus’ main topic is the rise of the Ottomans from their first appearance in western Asia Minor to the emergence of an empire which replaced Byzantium, seeking reasons for this phe…

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Preiser-Kapeller, Johannes, “ Apodeixeis historiōn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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