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Course of the Crusades

1071

BATTLE OF MANZIKERT 1071

Romanus IV Diogenes is routed by the Turkish forces united under Sultan Alp Arslan (left). The Byzantines are routed and the emperor captured.

POPE RECEIVES DELEGATION FROM ALEXIOS I 1089

Alexios I sends a delegation to Pope Urban II asking for mercenaries to help with the protection of Constantinople, a standard request.

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