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Crossed

(2008)
A Tale of the Fourth Crusade
A novel by

 
 
In the year 1202, tens of thousands of crusaders gather in Venice, preparing to embark for Jerusalem to free the Holy City from Muslim rule. Among them is a lowly vagabond Briton, rescued from damnation by a pious knight who burns with zealous fire for their sacred undertaking. And so they set sail, along with dedicated companions—and with a beautiful, mysterious Arab "princess" whom the vagabond liberates from a brutish merchant. But the divine light guiding their "righteous" campaign soon darkens as the mission sinks ever deeper into catastrophe, disgrace, and moral turpitude—as Christians murder Christians in the Adriatic port city of Zara, tragic events are set in motion that will ultimately lead to the shocking and shameful fall of Constantinople.

Impeccably researched and beautifully told, Nicole Galland's Crossed is a stunning tale of the disastrous Fourth Crusade—and of the hopeful, brave, and driven who were caught up in and irrevocably changed by a corrupted cause and a furious battle beyond their comprehension or control.

Genre: Historical

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Paperback Editions

February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Crossed: A Tale of the Fourth Crusade
Author(s): Nicole Galland
ISBN: 0-06-084180-X / 978-0-06-084180-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Crossed: A Tale of the Fourth Crusade
Author(s): Nicole Galland
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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