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By Nicole Galland

In the 12 months 1202, tens of hundreds of thousands of crusaders assemble in Venice, getting ready to embark for Jerusalem to unfastened the Holy urban from Muslim rule. between them is a lowly vagabond Briton, rescued from damnation via a pious knight who burns with zealous fireplace for his or her sacred venture. and they set sail, in addition to committed companions—and with a stunning, mysterious Arab "princess" whom the vagabond liberates from a brutish service provider. however the divine mild guiding their "righteous" crusade quickly darkens because the challenge sinks ever deeper into disaster, shame, and ethical turpitude—as Christians homicide Christians within the Adriatic port urban of Zara, tragic occasions are set in movement that might eventually result in the stunning and shameful fall of Constantinople.

Impeccably researched and wonderfully instructed, Nicole Galland's Crossed is a gorgeous story of the disastrous Fourth Crusade—and of the hopeful, courageous, and pushed who have been stuck up in and irrevocably replaced via a corrupted reason and a livid conflict past their comprehension or control.

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