Memoirs or Chronicle of the Fourth Crusade and the Conquest of Constantinople
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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Echo Library (first published 1212)
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Yann


Ce livre a été écrit en ancien français par Geoffroi de Villehardouin, un chevalier franc, entre 1207 et 1214. Il les évènements et péripéties de la quatrième croisade(1198-1207) à laquelle il a lui-même pris part. Tout commence par le prêche de Foulques près de Neuilly: la papauté s'en mêle, promet l'absolution de tous les péchés pour qui se croiserait, et la foule des nobles qui n'avaient pas la conscience tranquille, un tempérament féroce, et une foi bien grossière, se ruèrent sur cet appât p...more
Екатерина
Едно истинско бижу за любителите на исторически четива - още повече, че това е автентична хроника от участник в Четвъртия кръстоносен поход. Походът, решил може би още тогава - в 1204 година, кой да доминира на Европейския континент - Западът или Изтокът. Резултатът от завладяването на Константинопол е с последствия и до ден днешен.
Книгата има три издания на български, но за съжаление нито едно от тях не е качено още.
Близо до Кърджали се извисяват останките на средновековна крепост - по всяка в...more
Chris
Everything else I have ever read about the Fourth Crusade - even from die-hard Catholic historians of the Hilaire Belloc sort - has tended to take the 'colossal blight on Christendom' perspective. So, it was very interesting to get the story from the point of view of a participant who thought it was a noble and glorious enterprise and puts a positive spin on the Crusaders' actions. It is not a long book and I think it is worth reading the first two-thirds just for this novel perspective. (The la...more
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