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This quantity provides English translations, with introductions and notes, of Latin assets for the Fourth campaign (1202-1204). The resources include forty-one letters from the registers of Pope blameless III; the 3 extant models of the letter of 1203 that count number Hugh of Saint Pol dispatched to the West; "The Devastation of Constantinople (DC)"; the account of the nameless of Soissons; passages from the Deeds of the Bishops of Halberstadt; and the chronicle money owed of Ralph of Coggeshall and Alberic of the Trois Fontaines. severe versions of the "DC" and the nameless of Soissons look in appendices. by means of advantage of different views in which they seen the campaign, those assets should still deepen the reader's figuring out of this complicated and arguable second in Western-Byzantine kinfolk.

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That you just no longer be tempted to invade or violate the lands of Christians, other than in the event that they both wrongly abate your trip or one other simply and beneficial reason may still, might be, come up that might let you act differently in keeping with the proffered recommendation of the legate of the Apostolic See. these, certainly, who may perhaps presume to behave another way should still be aware of that they're sure via the fetters of excommunication and denied the indulgence that the Apostolic See granted the crusaders. You and yours, notwithstanding, held all of this in contempt. After rejecting our legate, you ®rst moved in contrast very king and arrayed battlefront traces sooner than Zara. Summoning the French forces on your reduction, you prevailed upon them to make universal reason with you and to pollute their fingers with fraternal blood. accordingly, you violently captured and demolished town. You destroyed church buildings and overturned altars. In an affront to the Divine Majesty and in contempt of the Roman Church, you dedicated an outrage that's already infamous all through nearly the full international. For you probably did now not take in the go (or you will have taken it up) in carrier to Jesus Christ with a purpose to ®ght Christians yet, particularly, to ®ght the youngsters of Hagar, the per®dious enemies of this very move. besides the fact that, we confer with those issues in your correction in a spirit of real affection as the father corrects the son whom he loves, and God reproves and castigates these whom He loves. we've, certainly, obtained the letter of the emperor of Constantinople and your letter, and we now have conscientiously taken word of the issues that you simply expressed therein. certainly, notwithstanding a lot we'd wish that the Church of Constantinople returns to devotion to the Apostolic See via your zeal and solicitude, however, simply because we're extra disposed to needing relief for the Holy Land and with a view towards considering that its already behind schedule reduction isn't really cast off any further, we educate and exhort Your the Aristocracy within the Lord, and during this Apostolic letter we command you and the Venetians to catch up on the blemishes of your sins with tears of repentance ± once you have lower back to team spirit with the Church. during this approach, purged of the stain of your offenses, you could ®ght the Lord's   Et. Cf. the conjunctions utilized in Regs. : (), : (), and :. The descendants of Ishmael, or the Arabs: Gen :.    :      conflict with purity of middle and physique. and also you aren't take convenience on your numbers, or power, or simply because issues have became out good for you during the past. really, the extra the Lord has granted to you issues past your due, a lot more in the event you take care to be humble in His eyes, and His persistence may still lead you to repentance. hence, after having sought absolution in humility and having obtained it with devotion, chances are you'll press on with complete energy towards the restoration of the Holy Land, because it can be right for you and meritorious sooner than God and excellent in human eyes.

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