Monday, August 29, 2005

Crusaders and Historians

A nice article by Prof. Thomas Madden (History, Saint Louis), himself an expert on the Fourth Crusade and author of Enrico Dandolo and the Rise of Venice. Enrico Dandolo is, of course, the blind but crafty and ambitious Duke of Venice who played the central role in the eventual sack of Constantinople by the crusaders which in turn precipitated the short-lived Latin Empire. Fxs


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