Even though much interaction between Christian and Muslim empires was violent, some of it was mutually beneficial. Which major Italian trading city intervened militariy in the Fourth Crusade to ensure it would benefit from increased trade between these groups, and as a result became a powerhouse during the Renaissance?

Answer Venice

The Doge of Venice sent its own Crusaders and provided a port for English and French Crusaders. They had a lucrative trade relationship with Muslim kingdoms, and wanted to solidify their power in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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