ISSN: 0324-1645       ISSN (online): 2534-8574

Études balkaniques

Etudes balkaniques is a quarterly peer-review journal, which has been publishing research since 1964. Research papers related to the Balkan countries in French, English, German, Russian and Italian have appeared in it, thus making them available to a wide scientific community across borders.

Special Editions of Études balkaniques

Actual Review

Georgi Dimov, Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology


The commercial exchanges between Byzantium and the Mamluk Sultanate

Etudes balkaniques (Sofia) 2017 N 1

Abstract: The Norman domination of southern Italy lasted less than two centuries (1030-1190). In this relatively brief period of time, the men from Normandy managed to leave their mark on the area : not only politically, with the foundation of a kingdom destined to survive in an area that changed very little geographically until the unification of Italy in 1860, but also socially and culturally. In other words, they were able, on the one hand, to import (and, at times, impose) their own language, culture and social order, and, on the other, to carry out a continuous osmosis with different ethnic groups in the region (Latins, Lombards, Greeks, Arabs), thus creating a hybrid society that had its own special characteristics.
Social life in the south thus continued within an overall framework that evolved in step with the general increase of activity and the new organization of the Norman kingdom. However, sectors like textile and ceramic production present original features and advances specific to the Norman period, also heralded by a flurry of activity in the luxury craft industries and royal workshops that welcomed eastern influences.

Keywords: The Normans in the Mediterranean, Norman Kingdom of Sicily, Byzantine Empire, Mediterranean Trade


Subscription requests should be addressed to the Editorial office

Éd. Etudes balkaniques (Sofia)
Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology - BAS
45 Moskovska Str., Sofia - 1000 BULGARIA
Tel./Fax: (+359 2) 980 62 97, E-mail: etudesbalk@gmail.com and etudesbalk@balkanstudies.bg


Europe - EUR 72 (single issue EUR 20)
USA, Japan - EUR 90 (single issue EUR 25)
The materials published in the journal since 1990, could be purchased on the Internet as well:
https://www.ceeol.com/search/journal-detail?id=8 (Central and East European Online Library)

Guide for Authors

All materials, sent to Etudes balkaniques, are subject to reviewing.
Manuscripts (received by e-mail or electronically) have to contain keywords and a brief abstract in English. For more information see:

Guide for Authors

Etudes Summary