Medieval Thessalonica

Medieval Thessalonica

Medieval Thessalonica

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Thessalonica in the Middle Ages may refer to Thessalonica city,(capital of Praetorian prefecture of Illyricum after 379 AD), Thessalonica or to the Latin Kingdom of Thessalonica.

Sack of Thessalonica

The Sack of Thessalonica by the Muslim navy under the leadership of the Greek convert to Islam, Leo of Tripolis

Battles of Bulgarian-Byzantine wars



Kingdom of Thessalonica

After the Fourth Crusade Thessalonica (Greek: Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessalonikē) became the capital of the Kingdom of Thessalonica created for Boniface of Montferrat. In 1224 the city was taken by Theodore Komnenos Doukas of Epirus, whose family maintained itself in control until 1246. In that year Thessalonica was annexed to the Empire of Nicaea and thus returned under Byzantine rule. Nevertheless, the city and its environs became a special jurisdiction entrusted to the rule of various members of the imperial house from 1376 until its cession to Venice in 1423. During the intervening period Thessalonica successfully withstood the attacks of the Catalan Company in 1308 and of Stefan Uroš IV Dušan in 1334.

Zealots of Thessalonica

In the period 1342–1349 Thessalonica was a virtually independent commune in the hands of the......
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