The 4th Crusade consequences

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1. What role did greed play in why the Crusaders sacked Constantinople?

  • unintentionally started a war Murdered by Alexios 5th
  • 28 Nov 1199 – Tournament at Ecry-sur-Aisne.Count Thibaut
  • Lords secretly planned to gain Egypt as well as the Holy Land
  • Made promises he could not keep eg – money and men
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2. What role did the Pope play in why the Crusaders sacked Constantinople

  • completely ignored orders and refused to communicate
  • His powers were ineffective eg. Excommunication
  • Steered them to Zara Then Constantinople
  • 1204 – Sack of Constantinople

3. lack of numbers play in why the Crusaders sacked Constantinople?

  • Overestimated numbers – 13,000/33,500 turned up
  • reluctant to pay pope’s crusading tax (1/40th church income)
  • Managed to persuade the crusaders he would be welcomed
  • ordered 85,000 marks for his ships and refused to have it paid

4. What role did the Venetians play in why the Crusaders sacked Constantinople?

  • Death of Count Thibaut of Champagne
  • Paying somebody else to go Staying in East for 2 years
  • Signed up and took control.Steered them to Zara,Constantinople
  • completely ignored the pope’s orders refused to communicate

5. Enrico Dandolo play in why the Crusaders sacked Constantinople?

  • Doge manipulated Crusaders in paying 6x Richard’s crusade
  • Paying somebody else to go Staying in East for 2 years
  • did not request them He did not want them coming into his land
  • Death of Count Thibaut of Champagne numbers dropped more

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