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By Krijnie Nelly Ciggaar

This quantity bargains with relatives among the West and Byzantium, from the accession of Otto I the nice in Germany in 962, till the Fourth campaign whilst Constantinople used to be conquered by means of the Western crusading armies in 1204. The effect which those contacts and confrontations had on each side is mentioned in sections facing particular components (such because the North, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain) in addition to in sections facing particular facets of the method: the adventure, the sights of the East, and the assumption of "autoritates" and "translationes" of varied political and highbrow principles. an in depth index can help readers to discover particular issues. The booklet is illustrated with maps, and with a couple of gadgets betraying Byzantine impression within the West, or Western presence in Byzantium.

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