Fourth Crusade

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Noun1.Fourth Crusade - a Crusade from 1202 to 1204 that was diverted into a battle for Constantinople and failed to recapture JerusalemFourth Crusade - a Crusade from 1202 to 1204 that was diverted into a battle for Constantinople and failed to recapture Jerusalem
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For in 1204 the armies of the fourth Crusade, which had gathered to fight the heathen, turned their swords, to their shame be it said, against the Christian people of the Greek Empire.
The Horses of Saint Mark's in Venice, for instance, were so well-regarded that Venetian soldiers of the Fourth Crusade stole them from their original place at the Hippodrome of Constantinople in the 13th century.
Sacred Plunder: Venice and the Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade.
The schism between Orthodoxy and Catholicism was formalized in 1054 with excommunications by both sides, and it was finalized in 1204 with the looting of Constantinople by soldiers returning from the Fourth Crusade.
Cameron focuses on Byzantium and mainly on the elite circles of its capital, Constantinople in the long 12th century: the Comnenian period, from the seizure of the throne by Alexius I Comnenus in 1081 to the sack of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade in 1204.
He even suggested that if the right amount of money was paid to the Vatican Bank, the pope may even condemn the Fourth Crusade, which reached Anatolia in 1204 A.
Villehardouin, a leader and negotiator in the Fourth Crusade, presented in La Conquete de Constantinople a different viewpoint and experience for an audience interested in diplomacy as well as military activity.
For example, when discussing difficulties surrounding the fourth crusade, Madden says, "It was a difficult summer for the crusaders.
Consider their different treatments of the Fourth Crusade.
Among his topics are ethnicities and religions in medieval Hungary and Transylvania up to the 14th century, the Fourth Crusade (1203-04) as the Western method of eradicating the schism, knezes and their status as rulers and owners in the Romanian world, the image of the outlanders or foreigners in Transylvania and Hungary, the position of Romanians on the Western Church and the position of the Western Church on Romanians, and Romanians and Transylvania's estate assemblies in the 13th and 14th centuries.
He initiated the Fourth Crusade and the Albigensian Crusade, but he soon lost control of both.
Benedetti discusses Marinella's life and works that cover different literary genres, from her hagiographical texts on Saint Colomba, Saint Francis, Saint Justina, Saint Catherine of Siena and on the Virgin Mary (some of which are in prose, some in ottava rima, and some a mixture of the two), her allegorical poem Amore innamorato et impazzato, a psychomachy which "ends with the triumph of rationality and faith" (10), her Rime sacre (mainly sonnets and madrigals), her pastoral novel Arcadia felice, her epic poem Enrico, celebrating the fourth crusade (which ended with the sack of Christian Constantinople only to enrich Venice), and her famous feminist treatise, Le nobilta et eccellenze delle donne.

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