I answer listener questions about the Fourth Crusade. This episode focuses on the big picture. Who is to blame? Was it inevitable?
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Why wasn’t Romania sharing in the technological advances spreading from western Europe? My understanding is that the population explosion in western Europe was due to new agricultural technologies creating a food surplus, but we haven’t heard about anything like that in Byzantine territory.