Urban image of Constantinople in the ‘Middle Byzantine Period’

The History of Niketas Choniates has long been recognized for its value in reconstructing the urban image of Constantinople in the Middle Byzantine Period. Continue reading “Urban image of Constantinople in the ‘Middle Byzantine Period’”

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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