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The Alexiad of Anna Comnena Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book V Summary

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Book V Summary and Analysis

Robert's fears are allayed and he plunders the Imperial Tent entirely. His troops rejoice. Amalfi gives itself over to Robert freely. Alexius looked weak. But Alexius was only resting in Achrida and then Diabolis. He sought to reenergize his troops and supporters. Alexius knew Robert's strength now and condemned his leaders for not properly resisting them. He needed allies but had no money to get them.

The Comnenis pool their riches to procure the necessary funds and took from families who were positive disposed towards them, but this money was not enough. Robert prepared for her and so Alexius examined ancient law about selling Church property. They decided it was lawful to sell property when ransoming prisoners of war. So they sold to those areas where Christians were not in the majority. The Patriarch Metaxas opposed the sale of Church property and valuables...

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