The Remaking of the Medieval World, 1204

The Fourth Crusade

By John J. Giebfried, Kyle C. Lincoln

112 pp., 8 x 10, notes

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6411-8
    Published: June 2021
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-6412-5
    Published: June 2021

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The Remaking of the Medieval World, 1204 allows students to understand and experience one of the greatest medieval atrocities, the sack of the Constantinople by a crusader army, and the subsequent reshaping of the Byzantine Empire. The game includes debates on issues such as "just war" and the nature of crusading, feudalism, trade rights, and the relationship between secular and religious authority. It likewise explores the theological issues at the heart of the East-West Schism and the development of constitutional states in the era of Magna Carta. The game also includes a model siege and sack of Constantinople where individual students’ actions shape the fate of the crusade for everyone.

About the Authors

John Giebfried is a historian specializing in the Crusades and the Mongol Empire. He completed his PhD at Saint Louis University in 2015 examining the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade and Latin rule in Constantinople. He has served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's “Mobility, Empire and Cross Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia” prosopography project, and has taught at Saint Louis University, Webster University, and Georgia Southern University. He currently serves as an assistant professor of history at East Georgia State College.
For more information about John J. Giebfried, visit the Author Page.

Kyle C. Lincoln is a medieval Iberian historian. In 2016, he completed a PhD at Saint Louis University in Medieval and Early Modern European History and a Masters by research in the same in 2012, after earning a BA in Classical Civilizations at Kalamazoo College in 2010. He has taught widely: at the University of Wisconsin-LaCross, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, Webster University, Saint Louis University, and, most recently, at Norwich University (in Vermont). His publications have appeared in more than a dozen venues, and he currently serves on the Reacting Consortium’s Game Development Conference Committee and the Reacting to the Past Editorial Board.
For more information about Kyle C. Lincoln, visit the Author Page.