The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople

The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople

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In 1202, zealous Western Christians gathered in Venice determined to liberate Jerusalem from the grip of Islam. But the crusaders never made it to the Holy Land. Steered forward by the shrewd Venetian doge, they descended instead on Constantinople, wreaking terrible devastation. The crusaders spared no one: They raped and massacred thousands, plundered churches, and torched the lavish city. By 1204, one of the great civilizations of history had been shattered. Here,… (more)

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Publisher: Penguin (March 29, 2005)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 400 pages

File size: 1.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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