The Fourth Crusade: The Conquest of Constantinople
University of Pennsylvania Press, Sep 2, 1999 - History - 368 pages
On August 15, 1199, Pope Innocent III called for a renewed effort to deliver Jerusalem from the Infidel, but the Fourth Crusade had a very different outcome from the one he preached. Proceeding no further than Constantinople, the Crusaders sacked the capital of eastern Christendom and installed a Latin ruler on the throne of Byzantium. This revised and expanded edition of The Fourth Crusade gives fresh emphasis to events in Byzantium and the Byzantine response to the actions of the Crusaders. Included in this edition is a chapter on the sack of Constantinople and the election of its Latin emperor.
A History Book Club selection.
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jerry-book (edited) I finished the Fourth Crusade, The Conquest of Constantinople by Queller and Madden. This is a history of the crusade that went off the tracks and ended up attacking two Christian ... Read full review
Quite important and yet sadly among other books an American is unlikely to ever hear about, let alone read.
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The Illfated Treaty of Venice 1201
The Election of Boniface of Montferrat
The Poverty of the Army at Venice
The Conquest of Zara
The Treaty of Zara
The Taking of the Tower of Galata
The First Conquest of Constantinople
The Uneasy Alliance of Latins and Greeks