The Great Betrayal: The Great Siege Of Constantinople

August 19, 2014|
The Great Betrayal: The Great Siege Of Constantinople by Ernle Bradford
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An engrossing chronicle of the Fourth Crusade and the fall of the Holy Roman Empire, from the bestselling author of Thermopylae.
At the dawn of the thirteenth century, Constantinople stood as the bastion of Christianity in Eastern Europe. The capital city of the Byzantine Empire, it was a center of art, culture, and commerce that had commanded trading routes between Asia, Russia, and Europe for hundreds of years. But in 1204, the city suffered a devastating attack that would spell the end of the Holy Roman Empire.
 
The army of the Fourth Crusade had set out to reclaim Jerusalem, but under the sway of their Venetian patrons, the crusaders diverted from their path in order to lay siege to Constantinople. With longstanding tensions between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, the crusaders set arms against their Christian neighbors, destroying a vital alliance between Eastern and Western Rome.
 
In The Great Betrayal, historian Ernle Bradford brings to life this powerful tale of envy and greed, demonstrating the far-reaching consequences this siege would have across Europe for centuries to come.
Ernle Bradford was born in 1922 and died in 1986. He was a noted British historian specializing in the Mediterranean world and naval topics. Bradford was an enthusiastic sailor himself and spent almost thirty years sailing the Mediterranean, where many of his books are set. He served in the Royal Navy during World War II, finishing as ...
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Title:The Great Betrayal: The Great Siege Of Constantinople
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:218 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:218 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 in
Published:August 19, 2014
Publisher:Open Road Media
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781497637887

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