Author(s) : IBR , Giftopoulou Sofia (17/3/2003)Translation : Koutras Nikolaos
For citation: IBR , Giftopoulou Sofia, "Amisos (Byzantium)",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=7207>
Byzantine Amisos was a coastal city of the Helenopontos province, between Trebizond and Sinope. It was an episcopal see, an important harbour and market, a fortress and the seat of military and administrative officials of the theme of Armeniakon. It was sacked by the Arabs in the 9th century. It was taken over by the Seljuk Turks (1194-1204), succesively by the Grand Komneni (1204-1214), the Seljuk Turks again, the Mongols and the Turkmen. The Genovese settled there in 1285. It was under Ottomans rule after 1419.
Province of Helenopontos, theme of Armeniakon
Northeast Asia Minor, modern north-central Turkey
Misso, Aminsos, Simisso, Samsun
2. Military and political history
3. Amisos’ importance
3.1. Early- and Middle Byzantine periods
3.2. Late Byzantine Period
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