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- noun An area ruled by a despot (
δεσπότης) in the late Byzantine Balkans (13th to 15th centuries).
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In a series of campaigns, much of the despotate was regained for the empire (Janina taken, 1265).
The European territories of the earlier empire were divided between the Greek despotate of Epirus and the Greek duchy of Neopatras (Thessaly, Locris), the Latin duchy of Athens, the Latin principality of Achaea, and the Venetian duchy of the Archipelago.
Greek rule, however, survived in the despotate of Epirus under princes of the imperial house of the Angeli.
The despotate of Epirus succumbed in 1449, the duchy of Athens in 1456; in 1453
It was unable to hold its own against the Greeks (who had immediately created two empires in Asia, at Nicæa and at Trebizond, a despotate in Epirus and other small States) nor against the
After his idea to open the "Aegean" * Question after the relavant chapter of the history has been closed for 60 years, in a naive manner, by issuing resolutions and Spam-like correspondence, this new actions comes just few months before the local and Presidential election in Mr. Gruevski's despotate.