Pope Urban II calls for a crusade to take back Jerusalem.
We need to start a crusade!
Yes, because we are mad becuase Jerusalem fell
Christians made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, but the Seljuk Turks take over jerusalem and march on Constantinople, and then the emperor of Byzantine empire asked the pope for help. Then Pope Urban calls for a crusade to take back Jerusalem.
there is stuff everywhere!
Oh no! We made such a mess! This was such a failure.
1144 Muslims counter attack and conquor Edessa(Christian State).
Yay! we are so happy because this is all over!
We want Eastern goods!
The third crusade was orginized by rulers of England, France, and Germany.
The fourth crusade was a failure because for three days, the crusaders smashed christian icons, stole relies, and attacked women. The pope told them that they should of used their swords.
Crusades brought western Europeans into contact with Byzantines and Muslims. Western Europeans also gained new knowlege . They also now have archetecture, mosais, build better ships, and make more accurate maps. They also began to want eastern goods.