Visitors from North-Western Europe to Byzantium. Vernacular Sources: Problems and Perspectives
By Krijnie Ciggaar
Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 132 (2007)
Introduction: A definition of the geographical term North-Western Europe is not easy to give. Generally speaking the term north-western Europe covers the British Isles, Iceland, Scandinavia and parts of the Continent, northern France with Normandy, the northern part of Germany and the Low Countries. In the context of this book this is, geographically speaking, a wide-ranging area, which causes a number of problems for establishing a bibliography dealing with visitors to Byzantium. As for the extent of the population of this area, it was rather limited, especially in the Scandinavian north. However, this does not meant that the source material is also limited.