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By Mark C. Bartusis

A pronoia was once one of those conditional provide from the emperor, usually to infantrymen, of varied homes and privileges. In huge degree the establishment of pronoia characterised social and monetary kinfolk in later Byzantium, and its examine is the examine of later Byzantium. Filling the necessity for a entire examine of the establishment, this ebook examines the starting place, evolution and features of pronoia, focusing really at the later 13th and fourteenth centuries. however the booklet is far greater than a examine of a unmarried establishment. With a huge chronological scope extending from the mid-tenth to the mid-fifteenth century, it contains the most recent realizing of Byzantine agrarian family members, taxation, management and the economic climate, because it bargains with relatives among the emperor, monastic and lay landholders, together with squaddies and peasants. specific consciousness is paid to the relation among the pronoia and Western eu, Slavic and heart japanese associations, in particular the Ottoman timar.

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The chapter that follows was envisioned as a kind of handbook on pronoia during the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The material is organized around the process of receiving, holding, and eventually relinquishing the pronoia grant. If it does not answer every question about pronoia in its most developed state, then at least it poses the questions: the characteristics of a pronoia grant and how can it be distinguished from other kinds of grants and from private property; the kind of people who received grants of pronoiai, their social status and how holding such a grant affected their social status; the kinds of property, revenues, and rights a pronoia 11 12 Introduction consisted of; the economic benefit the holder of a pronoia received from the grant; the obligations and terms connected with the grant; the nature of the pronoia holder’s possession of the pronoia grant including the extent to which pronoiai were alienated through donation, sale, and bequeathal; the status of the peasants who were associated with the grant; the administration of the grants, and so on.

Glas 1 (1887), 1–102, and Stara Srpska vojska (Belgrade, 1893), esp. 72–77. ˇ V. G. Vasil’evskij, “Zakonodatel’stvo ikonoborcev,” ZMNP 200 (1878), 127, 129 (= Trudy, iv [Leningrad, 1930], 232, 235), and “Materialy dlja vnutrennej istorii Vizantijskogo gosudarstva,” ˇ ZMNP 202 (April 1879), 415. Uspenskij, “Znaˇcenie,” 2. Kazhdan, Agrarnye otnoˇsenija, 202. A. Moustoxydes, ë Ellhnomnžmwn £ Summikt‡ —llhnik†, full†dia [parts] 1–12 (1843–53; repr. Athens, 1965), 531 note 88. 9 The turning point came with the publication in 1883 of Fedor I.

28–29. Ostrogorsky, F´eodalit´e, 2. On pronoia in the Zakonik, see M. Bartusis, “Serbian Pronoia and Pronoia in Serbia: The Diffusion of an Institution,” ZRVI 48 (2011), 190–93, as well as pp. 607–08 below. ” Ctenija ˇ A. Majkov, “Cto v Imperatorskom obˇsˇcestve istorii i drevnostej rossijskih (1868), kniga 1, 227–32, esp. 231. Uspenskij, “Znaˇcenie,” 1. Ostrogorsky, F´eodalit´e, 2. On this document, see Bartusis, “Serbian Pronoia,” 207, 210. A. Kucharski, Najdawniejsze pomniki prawodawstwa słowia´nskiego (Warsaw, 1838), 183–84, 217 ˇ r´ık repeated this note 54.

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