Vryonis, Decline (1986)

Vryonis, Decline (1986)
Form of publication

Speros Vryonis, Jr., The Decline of Medieval Hellenism in Asia Minor and the Process of Islamization from the Eleventh through the Fifteenth Centuries (University of California Press, 2nd ed, Berkeley 1986)

First edition
Date of publication of first edition
This study is the basic work about the Byzantine East and the Christians on this period of transition when the Seljuk Turks and the nomads of Turkic origin settle in the western most part of NW Asia (the peninsula between the Black Sea, the Aegean and the East Mediterranean known as Asia Minor – modern Asian Turkey or Anatolia). Despite the fact that it was written half a century ago, it will remain invaluable for much time to come (although `long and complex', as Professor Speros Vryonis writes in his Prologue to the Greek edition published in 1996.
Key words
Asia Minor Hellenism.
Asia Minor Metropolises.
Asian Turkey.
Byzantine cities.
Byzantine sources.
Christians of the East.
Clergy, clergymen.
Late Byzantine period.
Medieval era.
Middle Byzantine period.
Sultanate of Rum.
Turkish emirates.
Turkish speaking Greek Orthodox.
Turks of Asia.