Originally Posted by Imper
Leontios Machairas, who wrote his chronicle in the late 14th/ early 15 century, regularly mentions Τουρκια (Turkey).
As a rule, he usually only refers to those parts of Anatolia opposite of Cyprus ( Attaleia, Alanya, Corycos etc.)
thank you very much for your answer Imper.
The cronicle of Leontios Machairas [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leontios_Machairas]Leontios Machairas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame] , written in the medieval Cypriot dialect.
Machairas was Orthodox Christian but wrote with respect for the pope and the Catholic ruling class of Cyprus for whom he was working.
As also the author of the 'chronicle of Morea' writes with respect for the catholic French ruling class of Peloponessos[=Morea].
To the reffered 'Istoria di Romania'/[ Romania= another name who refferd to Roman empire's status] in 14th century of Marino Sanudo Torsello , also wrote with respect for the pope and the catholic church and rulers.
Here, since now we have found two sources in greek byzantine local languages, in which the name Turkia reffers to apart of Anatolia's lands that occupied on past from Seljucks, and a latin/italian that also reffers the past [13th century], named the Seljuck sultan as 'soldan della Turchia'.
but my main question remain, and with this i mean that i search for a source in Roman/byzantine terittory, who can support what the wiki for Turkey reffers : ''....However, the Byzantines later began using this name to define the Seljuk-controlled parts of Anatolia in the centuries that followed the Battle of Manzikert in 1071.. . . ''
So i am searching those Romans/Byzantines later began using this name, if there were.
But you can reffer anyone else any first mentions named parts of Anatolia as Turkia, latin or greek or anyother, as the main purpose of the forum is knowledge, and research of resources.
So i thank anyone participated here, Koseku, Antocya and Imper.
Imper thank you also for the Leontios Machairas source reffered .
So i 'Open' the thread to be refferd not only roman/ byzantines resources [to i personally i am very interesting and i insist following the wiki's view] but also latin or anyone else written source.
Map of eastern Europe, view from the south. Catalan Atlas. 1375