Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Chronikē diēgēsis
(2,182 words)



Nicetas Choniates

Date: Between about 1185 and 1208/9

Original Language: Greek


The History of Nicetas Choniates is the main narrative source for the history of Byzantium in the years 1118-1207, a period that saw frequent conflicts between Byzantium and various Muslim powers: the Byzantine Empire had to counter the Turkish expansion in Asia Minor, and military expeditions also reached Syria (1137-38, 1144 or 1145, 1159) and Egypt (1169). The Hist…

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Zorzi, Niccolò, “ Chronikē diēgēsis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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