The Normans: The History of a Dynasty

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A&C Black, Oct 15, 2006 - History - 362 pages
The first great city to which the Crusaders came in 1089 was Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire. It was the key to the foundation, survival and ultimate eclipse of the crusading kingdom. The riches and sophistication of the city nevertheless made a lasting impression on the crusaders, and through them on western European culture.

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David Crouch's books include The Reign of King Stephen, 1135-54, The Image of Aristocracy in Britain, 1000-1300, The Normans and Tournament. He is Professor of History the University of Hull.

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