The Debate on the Fourth Crusade. / Harris, Jonathan.

In: History Compass, Vol. 2, No. 1, 114, 01.2004, p. 1-10.

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This article examines attempts over the past 200 years to account for the diversion of the Fourth Crusade to Constantinople and its sack of the city in 1204. While nineteenth-century scholars dreamed up far-fetched conspiracy theories, their successors often put the whole thing down to a series of unforeseen accidents. The debate now seems to have reached a stage where historians set the episode in a much wider context and consider a multitude of factors, though the element of chance will probably always have to feature.
Original languageEnglish
Article number114
Pages (from-to)1-10
JournalHistory Compass
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004
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