The Fourth Crusade: The Neglected Majority

  title={The Fourth Crusade: The Neglected Majority},
  author={Donald E. Queller and Thomas K. Compton and Donald A. Campbell},
  pages={441 - 465}
THROIUGHOUT his famous history of the Fourth Crusade, Geoffrey of Villehardouin castigates the crusaders who either did not show up at Venice or later dissented or defected from the official eadership of the marquis of Montferrat and the counts of Flanders, Blois, and Saint-Pol. Again and again he accuses them of trying to destroy the army. On more than one occasion, however, he admits that those who followed the leadership loyally and contentedly were less than a majority of the total number… 
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    Nicholas of Mailly later rejoined the crusaders at Constantinople after its fall on 12 April 1204: Villehardouin

      Apparently the year for which Venice owed the fleet began on 1

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      Villehardouin's reference to Baldwin's generosity concerning the deficit owed at Venice: 61 (I

        103 (I, 104)

          ), in Recueil, xviii, 517 [other copies of this letter by Hugh are: De Capta Urbe Constantinopolitana

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