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Conquest of Constantinople
By Robert

The Conquest of Constantinople

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Translated by Edgar Holmes McNeal See other recent books by Edgar Holmes McNeal
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Conquest of Constantinople by Robert

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The Fourth Crusade (1202-1204) set out to capture the Holy Land; it ended up sacking Constantinople, an Orthodox Christian city and the capital of the Byzantine Empire. Robert of Clari, an obscure knight from Picardy, provides an extraordinary recounting of the decidedly mixed triumphs of the Fourth Crusade, an event that deepened the rift between the Eastern and Western churches. His chronicle is one of the few accounts of the crusades told from the point of view of an ordinary soldier. He provides firsthand descriptions of battles with the Greek defenders of Constantinople and the various hardships endured on the crusaders' eastward journey. Robert also serves as a guide, describing the marvels of Constantinople and other sights he encountered during the crusade. Robert's account tells of the practical, political, and theological negotiations and disputes that defined the Fourth Crusade. He recounts the Venetian Doge's stubborn bargaining with the crusaders over the use of his ships and how the pope's bishops vigorously campaigned for the conquest of Constantinople. Throughout the crusade, various kings and lords from Europe jockeyed for power as they tried to assert their political and military leadership. Robert's chronicle concludes with the political disputes between various nobles to control the Byzantine Empire and the spoils of battle.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231136693
ISBN-10: 0231136692
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 161mm x 8mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 11-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert

Edgar Holmes McNeal was professor of history at Ohio State University and the editor of A Source Book for Medieval History.

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