Table of Contents:
  • Perceptions and interpretations of the late twelfth century in modern histoiography / Alicia Simpson
  • Stronger than it appears? : Byzantium and its European hinterland after the death of Manuel I Komnenos / Vlada Stanković
  • The Byzantine-Seljuk border in times of trouble : Laodikeia in 1174-1204 / Dimitri Koroneinikov
  • The fate of German-Byzantine alliance in the late twelfth century / Telemachos Lounghis
  • Political and constitutional crisis at the end of the twelth century / Demetrios Kyritses
  • The anatomy of a failed coup : the abortive uprising of John the Fat (31 July 1200) / Michael Angold
  • 'From Tempe to Sparta' : power and contestation prior to the Latin conquest of 1204 / Ilias Anagnostakis
  • Sybaris on the Bosphoros : luxury, corruption and the Byzantine State under the Angeloi (1185-1203) / Kostis Smyrlis
  • Coinage and the economy at the end of the twelfth century : an assessment / Pagona Papadopoulou
  • Money and the aristocracy (1180-1204) / Paul Magdalino
  • Private investment in trade in the final years of the twelfth century / Maria Gierolymatou
  • Literary allusions to trade and merchants : the 'great merchant' in late twelfth-century Byzantium / Gerasimos Merianos
  • A resting place for 'the first of the angels' : the Michaelion of Sosthenion / Kallirroe Linardou
  • A gem of artistic ekphrasis : Nicholas Mesarites' description of the mosaics in the Church of the Holy Apostles at Constantinople / Nektarios Zarras.