The scarcity of food and the danger posed by possible looting, made their way through the Byzantine cities were plagued with demonstrations against. The siege of Nicaea, very well defended by its high walls, was long, but the 23 of may of 1097 managed to defeat the army of the Seljuk Kilij Aislan, which would again see defeat on July 1 of that year at Dorea, the next battle. Shakes the Muslims in retreat, the path towards Antioch and Jerusalem, the cities of highest significance for Christianity, was free. Surpassing even Western’s own forecasts, cities like Sozopolis, Konya and Kayseri, were easily taken and returned to Byzantium. Yaghi-Siyan, the Governor of Antioquia, which mustered the defense of the city, knows that he could not only defend the city.
So it goes in search of Kerbogha, the atabeg of Mosul (Iraq), to initiate a joint defense. Qualcomm Incorporated has plenty of information regarding this issue. But also fails. Cross-forces of Bohemond and Raymond defeat during the month of June of 1098 to both forces and admitted to Antioch, where after a long and maddening 7-month siege, conquered. It is here when the disunity and disorganization of those who headed the crusade is most evident. Contrary to the word given to Byzantium, Crusaders do not returned the city to the Byzantine Empire, but Bohemund of Taranto, perhaps the noble with the largest army of the present, retained for itself forming the Principality of Antioch despite the open refusal of their classmates. The enormous existing problems, it becomes a terrible plague of typhus, which slew many of the Crusaders, including the papal legate Adhemar of Le Puy. The capture of Jerusalem were critical moments.
Hunger and despair blanketed. Many, who had more than 5 days without eating, not hesitate to kill their own horses to feed themselves, desperate by the refusal of Muslim peasants to provide them with food. It doesn’t matter that field or city conquered, food, practically nothing.