He who places his hope on thee, O Virgin all-glorious, will prosper in all he does.

Inscription on Byzantine coin during reign of Romanus III

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

I'm Looking Forward To The Fourth Crusade's Archives

The Vatican has just opened part of its archives for public viewing. I'd rather view the archival booty from the Fourth Crusade against Constantinople.

A possibility? I'm betting against it.


Anonymous said...

How about the documents relating to Justinian's sacking of southern Italy or the massacre of Latin merchants in Constantinople a few years earlier?

Visibilium said...

Wow, I've never heard that one. Trampling on Orthodox rights has consequences.

At least you had the good sense not to bring up the Ukrainian church issue.

Dale said...

Yes, in 1182 across the Byzantine Empire there is what is called the "Massacre of the Latins." thousands of men, women, and children were murdered by cheering Greeks as they desecrated Latin churches throwing the reserved Body and Blood of the Lord in the streets. The streets of Constantinople ran with blood. The ancient bishop of the Latins in Constaninople, John, was beheaded and his head tied to the tail of a dog. Very sad indeed. But there was the vengence of God in 1204.

Visibilium said...

"vengence [sic] of God in 1204"

Was God avenging something when the Latin Kingdom ended in the 1260s?

Dale said...

Well at least you seem grown up enough to now accept that the massacres did happen!

For further Internet reading, since, judging by your level of historical expertise you never really read too many books, please see:


Pointing out typos to hide your ignorance, and cover up the crimes of the Byzantines, is pathetic at best.

Visibilium said...

I applaud the attempts to defend Orthodox rights against Latin infringement.

Dale said...

I applaud the attempts to defend Orthodox Catholicity against Byzantine infringements...especially their infringements against the rights of the Oriental Patriarchates of Jerusalem, Antioch, and Alexandria!

Down with pseudo imperial Byzantine GREEK patriarchates in the East!