‘Byzantium’ (Eastern Roman Empire) and the West

by Angeliki A. Laiou

This volume is primarily dedicated to Byzantium as a world civilization, that is, to an examination of its multifaceted contacts with the other medieval civilizations of Europe and the Near and Middle East. Continue reading “‘Byzantium’ (Eastern Roman Empire) and the West”

Greece and the later crusades

by Sir Steven Runciman

The story of the Fourth Crusade is misted by controversy. Historians still argue whether the diversion of the Crusade to Constantinople and the capture and sack of the city and the establishment of a Latin Empire there was the result of deliberate planning by Venice and perhaps also by certain leaders of the Crusade, or the outcome of a series of historical accidents. Continue reading “Greece and the later crusades”

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