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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Mélanges de l’École française de Rome - Moyen Âge
Volume (Issue) 128(2)
Page(s) 21
Title of proceedings Mélanges de l’École française de Rome - Moyen Âge
DOI 10.4000/mefrm

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The aim of this article is to put in relation different sources (documents, chronicles, epigraphs, coat-of arms, visual evidences) in order to give a contribution in the historic-artistic research about Late Middle Ages Albania. From the end of the XIIIth century and during the XIVth century, the Angevins expanded their influence on the Albania, also by means of their feudality. That strengthened the exchanges between both Adriatic coasts and supported the artistic transfers. Reflections of the Angevins' court visual culture were introduced in that context of ancient byzantine tradition, including the Albanian coast in the artistic koinè of the Adriatic. The re-use of elements from the western visual culture, even if selected, blended or hybridized, it goes in parallel with social changes, especially in central and northern Albania: along with the success of the customs more latinorum, as well as the consolidation of the Roman Church and the transformation of the Arbanon in a feudal society.