The Fourth Crusade and the sack of Constantinople

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Jonathan Cape, Mar 30, 2004 - History - 374 pages
A remarkable assessment of the Fourth Crusade in 1204, which set out to free Jerusalem from the grip of Islam, and ended in the expedition's savage attack on the Christian city of Constantinople.

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THE FOURTH CRUSADE AND THE SACK OF CONSTANTINOPLE

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Well-crafted tale of "brutality and determination, depravity and avarice, political intrigue and religious zeal"—and even worse.Eight hundred years ago, the armies of the Fourth Crusade, mingling ... Read full review

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The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople by Jonathan Phillips tells the story of what went wrong. The crusade began as an attempt to send large numbers of reinforcements to the crusader ... Read full review

Contents

The Origins and Preaching of the Fourth Crusade 118799
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Abbot Martins Crusade Sermon Basel Cathedral May 1200
26
The Tournament at Ecry November 1199
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Jonathan Phillips is a senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of Defenders of the Holy Land: Relations between the Latin East and the West 1119–1187, and The Crusades, 1095-1197.


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