n Ekklesiastikos Pharos - Crusading warfare in Frankish Greece : an examination of the descriptions of battles in the Greek version of the : research article

Volume 94, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1018-9556



The is a main narrative source for the conquest and occupation of former Byzantine territories by the armies of the Fourth Crusade. The aim of this article is to discuss the accounts of battles that can be found in the chronicle and to investigate the extent to which they reflect contemporary military practice, thought and ideals. Special attention will be paid to the reasoning behind the descriptions of battles and not to their accuracy or lack of it. Moreover, the present study examines the importance of this chronicle for understanding the extent to which the Latin armies of Frankish Greece modified their style of fighting through contact with a hostile culture in an alien environment.

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