Modern historians about Macedonia – Kenneth Meyer Setton



and in his own name and that of the people of Thessalonica he offered the city to the Venetian signoria, asking only that it should be governed “according to its usages and statutes”; that the orthodox metropolitan of Thessalonica be confirmed in his ecclesiastical charge; that the greek inhabitants should retain their local rights of jurisdiction..

“The Papacy and the Levant, 1204-1571 Vol. 2: The Fifteenth Century” By Kenneth Meyer Setton, page 19-20


In Thessalonica the churches of S. Demetrius and the holy wisdom were bestowed upon the latin clergy. Boniface is declared to have been severe in his exactions of money from the greek natives of Thessalonica and in his commandeering of the best houses in the city as quarters for his men. He wanted to create a strong, compact state comprising Macedonia, central Greece, and the northeastern Peloponnesus. He set up a regency in his new capital under his wife Margaret of Hungary, the widow of Isaac Angelus, whom he had married but shortly before, as we have seen, to establish a connection with the dynasty of Angeli, and to win such support among the Greeks as this association might bring him.

“The Papacy and the Levant, 1204-1571″ by Kenneth Meyer Setton , P. 21


On 14 July 1429, the Senate gave formal replies to a detailed petition presented by an embassy representing the Greek population of Thessalonica, showing that the inhabitants had become disenchanted with Venetian rule as they years had passed.

The Papacy and the Levant, 1204-1571 Vol. 2: The Fifteenth Century By Kenneth Meyer Setton, page 28


He [Vatatzes] pushed on into the far northwest, taking Velbuzd (Kustendil) on the upper Strymon; moved south taking skopje and Stip in the vardar region then through Veles, Prilep and Pelagonia in the plains of Monastir; and eastward again to the Vardar where he took Prosek. I was a triumphant progress from beginning to end, but the end was not yet, In less than three months Vatatzes had overrun all southwestern Bulgaria.

“The Papacy and the Levant, 1204-1571″ by Kenneth Meyer Setton , P. 62

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