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Agrarian and Pastoral Economy in Boeotia during the Modern Period

      Agrarian and Pastoral Economy in Boeotia during the Modern Period - to be assigned Αγροτική και κτηνοτροφική οικονομία στη Βοιωτία των Νεότερων χρόνων (29/9/2010 v.1)

 

Cotton Production in Boeotia in the Modern Period

      Cotton Production in Boeotia in the Modern Period - to be assigned Βαμβακοπαραγωγή στη Βοιωτία των Νεότερων χρόνων - has not been published yet

 

Industrial Development in Boeotia

      Industrial Development in Boeotia - to be assigned Βιομηχανική ανάπτυξη στη Βοιωτία - has not been published yet

 

Jews and silk trade in Byzantine Thebes

      Jews and silk trade in Byzantine Thebes (8/4/2011 v.1) Εβραίοι και εμπόριο μεταξιού στη βυζαντινή Θήβα (8/4/2011 v.1)

Silk manufacturing in Thebes began in the 11th century by local female weavers. From the early 12th century, with the arrival of Jews who were specialized in dyeing and processing raw silk, Thebes surpassed Constantinople itself in fame. There is evidence on export of silk textiles up to the end of the 14th century. According to coin evidence, the workshops found in Thebes were in operation until that time.

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Markets and trade in Byzantine Boeotia

      Markets and trade in Byzantine Boeotia - to be assigned Αγορές και εμπόριο στη βυζαντινή Βοιωτία - has not been published yet

 

Mining Industry in Boeotia

      Mining Industry in Boeotia - to be assigned Εξορυκτική βιομηχανία στη Βοιωτία - to be assigned

 

Routes and harbours in Byzantine Boeotia

      Routes and harbours in Byzantine Boeotia (29/9/2010 v.1) Δρόμοι και λιμάνια στη βυζαντινή Βοιωτία (29/9/2010 v.1)

In Boeotia there was a main road axis along the river Kephisos, the demosia hodos (public road) connecting large centers in Boeotia with Athens and Corinth to the south and with Thermopylae to the north. Other roads led to its harbors, such as Euripos, Antikyra, Livadostra and Anthedona, through which Boeotia preserved contacts, both at a local level and with other regions of the Empire as well with Western centers.

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Rural economy in late Μedieval and Ottoman Boeotia

      Rural economy in late Μedieval and Ottoman Boeotia (5/5/2011 v.1) Αγροτική οικονομία στη Βοιωτία του Ύστερου Μεσαίωνα και των Οθωμανικών χρόνων (5/5/2011 v.1)

Agriculture and pastoralism had been the base of medieval Boeotia's economy and prosperity, even above the lucrative silk-business, which the region was so famous for. Archaeological evidence indicates a demographic and maybe even economic peak in the 13th century, during Boeotia's Frankish period. The Black Death and the constant warfare between Byzantine, Frankish and Ottoman forces led to village-desertion and to a dramatic loss of population in the second half of the 14th century. Evidence...

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Silk production and trade in late Medieval and Ottoman Boeotia

      Silk production and trade in late Medieval and Ottoman Boeotia (29/9/2010 v.1) Παραγωγή και εμπόριο μεταξιού στη Βοιωτία του Ύστερου Μεσαίωνα και των Οθωμανικών χρόνων (29/9/2010 v.1)

Silk, one of the most important products in the Byzantine world, comprised a commodity not only in use within the Empire but also an item widely traded and a valued article of diplomatic gift exchange. It is widely assumed that the major source of the Boeotian region's wealth was silk, and that the Venetian merchants established themselves in Thebes because of Boeotian silk. In the Ottoman period, from the fifteenth century onwards, the production of silk cloth continued, without, however, the...

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The Cadaster of Thebes and the Praktikon of Athens

      The Cadaster of Thebes and the Praktikon of Athens (24/9/2010 v.1) Κτηματολόγιο των Θηβών και Πρακτικό των Αθηνών (24/9/2010 v.1)

The Cadaster of Thebes and the Praktikon of Athens are two documents presenting valuable information for the rural communities, the holding and taxation of land in Attica and Boeotia in the middle Byzantine times. At the same time, they constitute two important sources for the study of family names and name places in two historical towns in Greece, the titles the great landowners bore and the mobility of people inside the borders of the Byzantine empire.

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Plataea (Antiquity)
Ancient settlement located in SW-Boeotia, inhabited since the Middle Neolithic ...

 
 
 
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