This book is a study of the relations between Byzantium and the Crusader States of Syria and Palestine. The author sets out to explore the policies and principles that shaped contacts between the Eastern Empire, the Crusader States, and the nations of Western Europe whence the Crusaders came. He traces the actions of the Byzantine Emperors in the twelfth century as they sought to keep control of the crusading armies within their territories and to maintain their positions with respect to the West, and shows how mutual suspicion and attempts at co-operation ended in enmity.
|Print publication date: 1994||Print ISBN-13: 9780198204077|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204077.001.0001|