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. they raped women and girls - even nuns - in their frenzy. They also desecrated churches and ...

The Fourth Crusade 2004, Jonathan Cape, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780224069861

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