By Edward Peters
During the 13th century, the common conviction that the Christian lands in Syria and Palestine have been of extreme significance to Christendom, and that their loss was once a definite signal of God's displeasure with Christian society, pervaded approximately all degrees of inspiration. but this comparable society confronted different crises: non secular dissent and unorthodox ideals have been proliferating in western Europe, and the powers exercised, or claimed, by way of the kings of Europe have been transforming into rapidly.
The assets offered the following illustrate the emerging feedback of the altering campaign thought. They mirror a sharpened wisdom between Europeans of themselves as a group of Christians and the gradual beginnings of the secular tradition and political association of Europe.
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For you, who ought to have looked for help for the Holy Land, you who should have stirred up others, both by word and by example, to assist the Holy Land-on your own initiative you sailed to Greece, bringing in your footsteps not only the pilgrims, but even the natives of the Holy Land who came to Constantinople, following our venerable brother, the Archbishop of Tyre. When you had deserted it, the Holy Land remained destitute of men, void of strength. Because of you, its last state was worse than the first, for all its friends deserted with you nor was there any admirer to console it.
This was done; the evil women were all put on a vessel and were sent very far away from the army. The Compact of Division ( Villehardouin) Then the members of the host debated and consulted upon the best course to pursue. The discussion was long and stormy, but the following was the result of the deliberation: If God granted that they should capture the city, all the booty that was taken should be brought together and divided fairly, 1. Apr. 11, 1204. 2. Halberstadt. 3. De Noyon, chancellor of Baldwin of Flanders.
If you will take my advice, we will go there this winter and stay until Easter. Then we will make ready our navy and go to Outre-mer at Lady-day. " The barons and the nobles among the crusaders agreed to what the doge proposed. But no one in the army knew this plan, except the leaders. The Capture of Zara (Villehardouin) The day after the feast of St. Martin,' some people from Zara came to speak to the doge of Venice, who was in his tent. They said to him that they would surrender the city and all their property to his mercy, if their lives were spared.
Christian Society and the Crusades, 1198-1229: Sources in Translation, Including the Capture of Damietta by Oliver of Paderborn by Edward Peters