The Fourth Crusade and the sack of Constantinople / Jonathan Phillips.

Published
  • London : Pimlico 2005
Physical description
xxii, 374 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps, port.
ISBN
  • 9781448114528 (e-book)
Notes
  • Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2004.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-361) and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781844130801
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Audience
  • specialized
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English
  • In 1202 Christian armies from Europe set out on the 4th Crusade to liberate the Holy Land. Two years later they sacked Constantinople, the greatest city in the Christian world. This was 'the Crusade that went wrong', a shocking story of high stakes power politics and barbarism cloaked in religious zeal. ; In April 1204, the armies of Western Christendom wrote another bloodstained chapter in the history of holy war. Two years earlier, aflame with religious zeal, the Fourth Crusade set out to free Jerusalem from the grip of Islam. But after a dramatic series of events, the crusaders turned their weapons against the Christian city of Constantinople, the heart of the Byzantine Empire and the greatest metropolis in the known world. The crusaders spared no one in their savagery: they murdered and raped old and young - they desecrated churches, plundered treasuries and much of the city was put to the torch. Some contemporaries were delighted: God had approved this punishment of the effeminate, treacherous Greeks; others expressed shock and disgust at this perversion of the crusading ideal. History has judged this as the crusade that went wrong. In this remarkable new assessment of the Fourth Crusade, Jonathan Phillips follows the fortunes of the leading players and explores the conflicting motives that drove the expedition to commit the most infamous massacre of the crusading movement.

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The Fourth Crusade and the sack of Constantinople / Jonathan Phillips.

Published
  • London : Pimlico 2005
Physical description
xxii, 374 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps, port. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
  • 1844130800 (pbk.)
  • 9781844130801 (pbk.)
Notes
  • Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2004.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-361) and index.
Audience
  • specialized
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English

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