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The Conquest of Constantinople (Records of Western Civilization Series)

 
 
 
 
The Conquest of Constantinople (Records of Western Civilization Series)
Author: Robert of Clari
ISBN 13: 9780231136693
ISBN 10: 231136692
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2005-08-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 168
List Price: $32.00
 
 

The Fourth Crusade (1202-1204) comprised French knights and Venetian sailors; they set out to capture the Holy Land but ended up sacking Constantinople, the Byzantine capital. Robert of Clari, an obscure knight from Picardy, provides an extraordinary account of the trials, travails, and decidedly mixed triumphs of the Fourth Crusade. Told from the perspective of an ordinary soldier, The Conquest of Constantinople offers a rare and colorful firsthand description of the crusaders' various experiences, including the hardships they endured and the battles they fought.