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.
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.
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.
One of the most coveted relics of medieval Christianity, the crown was seized from Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade in 1200 and later sold to French King Louis IX for 135,000 livres - nearly half the annual expenditure of France.
For the Byzantines, the western seizure of Constantinople in 1204, called the Fourth Crusade, confirmed to them how dismissive the west was of its older brother.
As a result of the Sack of Constantinople in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade, the Venetians were in a position to seize various treasures from the capital of eastern Christendom, among the most extraordinary of them being the bronze lion that still tops a column in the Piazzetta di San Marco and the four gilt-bronze horses now kept within the nearby basilica.
1204: Soldiers of the Fourth Crusade storm and brutally sack Constantinople, then the biggest city in Christendom - a spectacular betrayal of crusading ideals engineered by Venetian leaders long at odds with Constantinople.
Rome has been sacked seven times and other famous examples include the sacking of Constantinople in the Fourth Crusade, the sacking of Baghdad in 1258 and the looting of Aztec gold by Spanish conquistadors.
It is a cry fraught with the connotations of the historical precedent of the Vatican - blessed Fourth Crusade, which consisted mainly of a crusading army originating from areas within France and which was diverted from invading Egypt by sea to the sacking of Constantinople, the capital of the political and spiritual rival, the Orthodox Church, to which the overwhelming majority of Christians in the Arab - Muslim world belong, instead of "liberating" Jerusalem from Muslims.

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