"A masterful, up-to-date revision, which has taken a classic to an even higher level of historical inquiry and subtlety."—James Ross Sweeney, Pennsylvania State University
"As a work of scholarship the new edition is a considerable achievement since it has taken a classic and made it even better."—Nottingham Medieval Studies
"The narrative is crisp; the vignettes of individuals, illuminating; and the overall grasp of action, masterful, whether describing the first terrifying assault of the Venetian ships or analyzing the complex power structure in the Byzantine court."—Grover A. Zinn, Jr., Church History, in a review of the first edition
"Strongly argued and well-documented."—The Historian
About the Author
Donald E. Queller was Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; among his other books are The Office of the Ambassador in the Middle Ages and The Venetian Patriciate: Reality Versus Myth. Thomas F. Madden is Associate Professor of History at St. Louis University.