Studies on Mediterranean Culture and History: From the Middle Ages through the Early Modern Period
This volume of papers has its genesis in four conferences, spanning a two-year period, organized by the Athens Institute for Education and Research: the Fourth and Fifth International Conference on Mediterranean Studies (2011 and 2012), and the Ninth and tenth International Conferences on History and Archaeology (2011 and 2012), all held in Athens, Greece. I attended three of the four conferences and was consistently impressed by the excellence and academic rigor of the presentations. So, when Nicolaus Pappas, Vice President of Academic Affairs for ATINER, and Gregory T. Papanikos, its President, approached me about editing a volume on Mediterranean history, I leapt at the opportunity. I even knew from my attendance of so many of the sessions which papers would fit nicely into a thematic volume on Mediterranean culture, history, and society.