Constantinople 1204 (Fourth Crusade), Part 1

In the year 1204, Constantinople, the largest and most splendid city by far in Europe was sacked, not by Muslims abut by fellow Christians Рnot only sacked but gutted by fire and indiscriminate violence.  Part 1 describes the build-up and first steps of the crusade, including a history of early Venice.

Modern day Zadar (formerly Zara) in Croatia:zadar

Medieval Venice (Flemish Tapestry) MedievelVenice(Flemish Tapestry)

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