The position of Byzantium in foreign policy (1258-1335)

پژوهش های تاریخی. 2013;5(2):53-76


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Journal Title: پژوهش های تاریخی

ISSN: 2008-6253 (Print); 2476-3306 (Online)

Publisher: University of Isfahan

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History of Asia

Country of publisher: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Language of fulltext: Persian

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A Karimi (Associate Professor in History, University of Tabriz.)

AA Chahian (Ph.D. candidate in History, University of Tabriz)


Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

After the inversion of Mongols was stopped by landowners, Mongol Ilkhans needed to union with eastern Christian governments such as Armenia and Byzantium, in order to have a better relationship with Europe because they wanted to be able to deal with landlords and maintain their political and economic interests. Byzantium government during paleologue dynasty, resisting against political risks which were surrounding Byzantium and threatening it, found the same political and economic goals and interests with Ilkhanids. In spite of this, even though Byzantium government did some practical actions in order to integrate with Ilkhanids, it not only couldn`t have a stable coalition and continuous integration with Ilkhanids but also because of its strategic situation, often performed the policy of equilibrium dealing with all governments especially competitors of Ilkhanids. The present study while revealing the position of Byzantium in the foreign policy of Ilkhanids, using a descriptive-analytical method based on library studies, tries to investigate the quality and influential factors in the procedures adopted by the government of Byzantium.