Dionysios Stathakopoulos investigates the history of western Greece in the century between the 1330s and 1430s through the lives of four aristocratic Italian women from the Acciaiuoli and Tocco families and their connections – through marriage and acquisition of property – in the region. He focuses on issues of cultural hegemony and acculturation and shows how the Latin settlers in the area moved from being distant masters to ‘going native’ in the space of three generations.