The Normans: The History of a Dynasty
The first great city to which the Crusaders came in 1089 was not Jerusalem but Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire. Almost as much as Jerusalem itself, Constantinople was the key to the foundation, survival and ultimate eclipse of the crusading kingdom. It was the threat to Constantinople which led Urban II to preach the First Crusade, yet the Byzantines were extremely suspicious of this and subsequent crusades, often failing to provide looked for military and diplomatic support. The riches and sophistication of the great city nevertheless made a lasting impression on the crusaders, and through them on western European culture. In turn, Byzantine leaders employed their sophistication and diplomatic skills in an attempt to use the crusades to supply their own weaknesses. In the end, the lure of the city's wealth was irresistibly fatal to the claims of Christian unity. In 1204, the Fourth Crusade under the Venetian doge Enrico Dandolo, captured and sacked Constantinople, signaling the effective end of almost a thousand years of Byzantine dominance in the east.
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I would have given this five stars except towards the end I found someone of his chronological jumps confusing. I thought it was an excellent introduction to the dynasty. The Norman Dynasty is a ... Read full review
Richard II and his Sons
William of Normandy
The Conqueror of England
A page from Domesday Book Public Record Office
A battle between knights from an English life of St Edmund
Robert Curthose and William Clito
Descent from Richard II 31
The Norman Dynasty
Medieval Sources and Writers
The earliest Normans 5
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The Normans: The History of a Dynasty, by David Crouch (London:. Hambledon, 2002; pp. 345. £19.95). The subtitle to David Crouch’s new book indicates its ...
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The Battle of Hastings, 1066 by mk Lawson; The Normans: The History of a Dynasty by David Crouch; Domesday Book: A Complete Translation edited by Ann ...
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Cardiff University Helen Nicholson The Normans: The History of a Dynasty . By David Crouch. Hambledon. 2002. xv + 345pp. £19.95. ...
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D. Crouch, The Normans: the History of a Dynasty (2002), pp. 1-58. mk Lawson, Cnut: the Danes in England in the Early Eleventh Century (1993) ...
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