The Short Chronicle of the priest Theophilactos Agorastos on the Venetian Conquest of the Morea (1683-1690)
Date of Issue2005
Venice and the War of Morea. War, politics, and culture at the end of the seventeenth century
School of Art, Design and Media
This articles publishes and comments for the first time the autograph chronicle written in Demotic Greek prose by the Greek monk Theofilaktos Agorastos. The chronicle portraits a vivid picture of the events that between 1683 and 1690 brought to the constitution of the Venetian kingdom of Morea, which later, in 1699, was officially recognized to the Republic of Venice by the treaty of Carlowitz (Ottoman Empire, Poland, and Venice). The events are recalled by the author between 1728 and 1729, with the nostalgic spirit of those who were born Christian in a province of the Ottoman Empire and who lived from adolescence until about forty years in territories governed by Serenissima, and in 1715 saw the Turkish reconquest of the Peloponnese and the end of the short Venetian kingdom, to which the Republic of Venice officially renounced only in 1718 with the treaty of Passarowitz (Požarevac).
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