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For various reasons the great counter-offensive had to be postponed, and it was only in the late fall that the siege of Corfu was finally begun. In the early summer of I If9 Roger again dispatched a fleet, comprising sixty ships under George of Antioch, to raid the coasts of Greece. No doubt he hoped Manuel would lift the siege of Corfu to come to the rescue of his E uropean provinces. M anuel only sent one of his commanders, however, with a naval detachment which twice inflicted heavy losses on George's fleet.
He felt a genuine affinity for the Moslem way of life and of thought, all the more so after the residence of the counts was moved to Palermo, a cosmopolitan city of predominantly eastern character. He was also influenced by George of Antioch, a Syrian Christian who had held high office in Mahdia under Tamim, but had fled from Y al)yi and obtained asylum in Sicily. 2 6 His experience in African affairs, his knowledge of the land and people, and his command of Arabic recommended him to Roger II as an ideal commander in a war with the Zirids.
G. Wait:, Hanover, 19n); John of Salisbury, Historia pontifica/is (ed. R . L. , XVI); Annalu Erphtifu rdensu (ed. 0. Holder-Egger, Hanover, 1899); Hisloria Wtlforum Weingartensis (ed. E. , I); Odo of Deuil, De proftetione LudfJVici PIlin orienltm (ed. and traN. V. G. , XIV); AndJea Dandolo, Cllroniton (ed. E. ) ; G. L. Tafel and G. M. , III). Greek sources include John Cinnamus, Epitome rffU/11 ab loannt tf lfltxio Comnenis gtttan;,n (CSHB, Bonn, <8J6), and Nicctas Choniatel;, Hutoria (CSHB, Bonn, r835)· For tecondary works, see Cha1andon, Domination ·normand~, II, chaps.
A History of the Crusades, Volume II: The Later Crusades, 1189-1311 (History of the Crusades (University of Wisconsin Press)) by Kenneth M. Setton, Robert Lee Wolff, Harry W. Hazard