Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 12th secular

Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180
- one of the greatest Byzantine rulers - under him Constantinople was recognized as the “capitol of the world and the center of culture” - his focus on the West (including attempts to ‘reunite’ with the Latin West) allowed the Turks to recover from a disastrous defeat and regain their strength - led wars against Roger of Sicily, Hungary, Venice and the Turks - married a Latin “princess”  

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