George Akropolites, Annals
George Akropolites: Civil official, teacher and historian of the Empire of Nicaea (1204-1261); born in Constantinople in 1217, died in Constantinople in 1282. His Annals (“Chronographia”) is the most important Byzantine source for the period 1203-1261 i.e. the Franco-Venetian occupation of Constantinople and the greatest part of the Byzantine Empire as well as the three Greek states formed in 1203-5, mainly the Empire of Nicaea and the Despotate of Epirus.
>>>> Here the Annals is referred to only as a source. We mention the source whenever there are bibliographical references to it. There are separate abbreviations and entries for translations and annotated versions of the sources.