The Fourth Crusade 1202-04: The betrayal of Byzantium (Campaign)

The Fourth Crusade 1202-04: The betrayal of Byzantium (Campaign)

David Nicolle


The Fourth campaign was once the 1st and most renowned of the 'diverted' crusades, that's, ones diverted from their initially meant goal. It used to be additionally the 1st to be directed opposed to a fellow Christian, even though Orthodox, nation. in the beginning preached (from 1198 onwards) as a crusade opposed to Ayyubid Egypt, which was once effectively obvious because the so much powerful hazard to the Latin or 'Crusader' country of Jerusalem, its first Christian aim used to be the town of Zadar in what's now Croatia. The better a part of the crusading military then attacked the Byzantine capital of Constantinople, back as a part of their tasks to Venice. the outcome was once a siege and the 1st seize of that groovy urban in 1203. This identify will spotlight all of the intrigue, deception, and betrayal of this tumultuous campaign.

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