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

XVII: The Kingdom of Cyprus, 1191-1291,   pp. 599-629 PDF (17.1 MB)


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Ch.XVII THE KINGDOM OF CYPRUS, 1191—1291 629 
 Secure behind its sea walls, Cyprus played a significant role in thirteenth-century
crusading history. When the Latin states on the mainland fell, it offered
asylum to the hordes of refugees. The kingdom of Cyprus became the heir,
in its institutions, of the kingdom of Jerusalem. Succeeding centuries were
to witness bitter struggles — the Greek church against the Latin, and
Cypriote barons against their rulers. In a wider sphere, however, Cyprus
was to become the great emporium for commerce between east and west, and
was to loom large in the projects of those who planned future crusades. 


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