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The Fourth Crusade and the sack of Constantinople

Author: Jonathan Phillips
Publisher: London : Vintage Digital, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An assessment of the Fourth Crusade that follows the fortunes of the leading players and explores the conflicting motives that drove the expedition to commit the most infamous massacre of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Phillips
ISBN: 1448114527 9781448114528
OCLC Number: 1004571830
Description: 1 online resource (400 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements --
List of illustrations --
A note on nomenclature --
Prologue : the coronation of Emperor Baldwin --
Introduction --
Maps --
1. The origins and preaching of the fourth crusade, 1187-99 --
2. Abbot Martin's crusade sermon, Basel cathedral, May 1200 --
3. The tournament at Ecry, November 1199 --
4. The treaty of Venice, April 1201 --
5. Final preparations and leaving home, May 1201-June 1202 --
6. The crusade at Venice and the siege of Zara, Summer and Autumn 1202 --
7. The offer from Prince Alexius, December 1202-May 1203 --
8. The crusade arrives at Constantinople, June 1203 --
9. The first siege of Constantinople, July 1203 --
10. Triumph and tensions at Constantinople, July-August 1203 --
11. The great fire of August 1203 --
12. The murder of Alexius IV and the descent into war, early 1204 --
13. The conquest of Constantinople, April 1204 --
14. The sack of Constantinople, April 1204 --
15. The end of the fourth crusade and the early years of the Latin Empire, 1204-5 --
16. The fate of the Latin Empire, 1206-61 --
17. Afterword --
Chronology --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Jonathan Phillips.

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