By David M. Perry
In Sacred Plunder, David Perry argues that plundered relics, and narratives approximately them, performed a principal function in shaping the memorial legacy of the Fourth campaign and the advance of Venice’s civic id within the 13th century. After the Fourth campaign led to 1204, the disputes over the reminiscence and which means of the conquest all started. Many crusaders confronted accusations of impiety, sacrilege, violence, and robbery. of their personal security, they produced hagiographical narratives in regards to the circulate of relics—a medieval style referred to as translatio—that restated their very own models of occasions and formed the reminiscence of the campaign. The recipients of relics commissioned those specific texts in an effort to exempt either the items and the folk concerned with their robbery from broader scrutiny or feedback. Perry additional demonstrates how those narratives grew to become a focus for cultural transformation and an issue for the production of the hot Venetian empire because the urban moved from an period of mercantile growth to 1 of imperial conquest within the 13th century.
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Sacred Plunder: Venice and the Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade by David M. Perry