By Alison Bing, Duncan Garwood, Gregor Clark, Robert Landon, Paula Hardy, Abigail Blasi, Cristian Bonetto, Kerry Christiani, Joe Fullman, Vesna Maric
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The envoys responded in kind, sent messengers to Pope Innocent and departed to prepare for crusade. Under the terms of the treaty, the crusading army would be gathered on the auspicious St John’s Day, 24 June the following year, 1202, and the fleet would be ready to receive them. Despite the fervent assent of the population, the Venetians were, by nature, a cautious people, in whom the mercantile spirit had bred shrewd judgement, not given to flights of fancy, and Dandolo was a cautious leader.
In 1171, the emperor Manuel I took the whole Venetian population in his empire hostage and detained it for years. The crisis took two decades to resolve and left a bitter legacy of mutual mistrust. By the time Venetian merchants were readmitted to Constantinople in the 1190s any special relationship was dead. It was against this background that the pope called for a new crusade in the summer of 1198. The Blind Doge 1198–1201 The Fourth Crusade opened with a furious blast: After the miserable destruction of the territory of Jerusalem, after the mournful massacre of the Christian people, after the deplorable invasion of the land on which had stood the feet of Christ and where God, our Father, had seen fit before recorded time to work out salvation in the middle of the earth … the apostolic seat [papacy], disquieted by the misfortune of such a great calamity, was sorely troubled … [it] cries out and raises its voice like a trumpet, desiring to arouse the Christian people to fight Christ’s fight and to avenge the outrage against Him who was crucified … Therefore, my sons, take up the spirit of fortitude, put on the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, trusting not in numbers nor in brute force, but rather in the power of God.
This is the minimum we will provide, conditional on payment of four marks per horse and two per man. And all the terms we are setting out for you will be valid for a year from the day of departure from the port of Venice to serve God and Christendom, wherever that may take us. The sum of money specified above totals ninety-four thousand marks. And we will additionally supply fifty armed galleys, free of charge, for as long as our alliance lasts, with the condition that we receive half of all the conquests that we make either by way of territory or money, either by land or at sea.
Italy Travel Guide (Lonely Planet) by Alison Bing, Duncan Garwood, Gregor Clark, Robert Landon, Paula Hardy, Abigail Blasi, Cristian Bonetto, Kerry Christiani, Joe Fullman, Vesna Maric