Day archives: October 21st, 2018

Cilicia – The Rubenid and Hethumid Principality

Cilicia – The Rubenid and Hethumid Principality

The Rubenids and Hethumids who had settled in the east and west of Mountain Cilicia throughout the 12th century have been almost constantly confronting each other, personifying two political orientations: the Hethumids were the vassals of the Byzantine Empire, whereas the Rubenids sought to create an independent domain. In the end, the Rubenids won, creating …