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The Effects of the Fourth Crusade 1204–1261 <sup>1</sup>

J. M. Hussey

in The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire

Published in print August 1990 | ISBN: 9780198264569
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601170 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198264569.003.0008

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 The Effects of the Fourth Crusade 1204–1261 1

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The effects of the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1204 and the subsequent establishment of a Latin Empire in the area covered by the Orthodox Church as a result of the Fourth Crusade are discussed. The period covered is 1204–61. The different sections of the chapter address the following: the Latin patriarchate of Orthodox Constantinople (1204–61); ecclesiastical organization within the various Latin conquests—Greece and the Cyclades, Venetian Crete, and Cyprus; thirteenth century rival Byzantine Churches—Nicaea and Epirus; and the Nicaean Empire and Rome.

Keywords: Byzantium; Crete; crusades; Cyclades; Cyprus; Epirus; Fourth Crusade; Greece; Latin Empire; Latin principalities; mediaeval history; Nicaean Empire; Orthodox Church

Chapter.  14400 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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