The career and significance of John of Brienne, king of Jerusalem, emperor of Constantinople
This thesis is a biographical study of John of Brienne, king of Jerusalem and later Latin emperor of Constantinople (d. 1237). John’s extraordinary career is touched on by many commentators concerned with the crusades and the Latin East in the early thirteenth century, but it has not been properly re-assessed for more than seventy years. A comprehensive re-examination opens up new angles on the political structures and social landscapes that produced it.
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- This thesis is not available in ORA. However a revised book version of the research, published by Cambridge University Press, will be available from November 2013 (http://www.cambridge.org/aus/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9781107043107).