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Wolff, R. L.; Hazard, H. W. (ed.) / The later Crusades, 1189-1311
(1969)

III: The Crusades of Frederick Barbarossa and Henry VI,   pp. 86-122 PDF (14.1 MB)


Page 122

122 A HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES  II 
Letts, and Estonians, and the schismatic Russians. Here was a more practicable
prospect than any offered by the Near East. Out of the needs of those Germans
who managed to get to Palestine arose the institution which was to incorporate
the frustrated energies of the German aristocracy and merchants - the Teutonic
Knights.48 It is thus that the German failures in the eastern Mediterranean
prepared not only for the destruction of the Byzantine empire, but also for
the building of a new German colonial empire on the Baltic. 
 48 On German crusades against the Baltic pagans, see the chapter in volume
III of this work (in preparation). 


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