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Causes of the crusades<br /> H.S.S. 7.6.6<br />Causes & Course of the Crusades and their effects on the religious populati...
What were the Crusades?<br />A religious war between Christians  and Muslims for the control of “the Holy Land.”<br />
Food for thought<br />What is a Crusade?<br />any vigorous, aggressive movement for the defense or advancement of an idea,...
Before the Crusades<br />Muslims allowed Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem because it brought new sources of revenue.<br />C...
Seljuk Turks <br />Persian Muslims<br />Did not allow Christian Pilgrims into Jerusalem.<br />Persecuted Christians who we...
A letter from byzantine…<br />With the massacre Byzantine Emperor Alexis sends a letter to Pope Urban Asking for Help… he ...
What Pope Urban II said…<br />The pleading from Alexis was just what the Pope wanted to hear. (they didn’t get along and n...
Regaining the Holy Land<br />
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Causes Of The Crusades

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Causes Of The Crusades

  1. 1. Causes of the crusades<br /> H.S.S. 7.6.6<br />Causes & Course of the Crusades and their effects on the religious populations of Europe.<br />
  2. 2. What were the Crusades?<br />A religious war between Christians and Muslims for the control of “the Holy Land.”<br />
  3. 3. Food for thought<br />What is a Crusade?<br />any vigorous, aggressive movement for the defense or advancement of an idea, cause, etc.<br />A crusade is also a war declared by a Pope.<br />How might a Crusade benefit?<br />The Pope?<br />A Knight?<br />A Lord?<br />A Merchant?<br />“one mans crusade is another man’s terrorism” <br />If you were Muslim you would call the crusades the Frankish invasion, after the group of people invading your land.<br />Pilgrimages and Christianity<br />Holy Relics & Sites<br />
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  5. 5. Before the Crusades<br />Muslims allowed Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem because it brought new sources of revenue.<br />Christian pilgrimages were a way of being forgiven for your sins. <br />Violence is ripping apart Europe as Nobles are fighting among themselves.<br />Famine beginning to spread across the Continent as mini ice age slows crop production<br />
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  8. 8. Seljuk Turks <br />Persian Muslims<br />Did not allow Christian Pilgrims into Jerusalem.<br />Persecuted Christians who were there.<br />Violence escalates and 3000 Christians are massacred <br />
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  10. 10. A letter from byzantine…<br />With the massacre Byzantine Emperor Alexis sends a letter to Pope Urban Asking for Help… he will regret this later. <br />
  11. 11. What Pope Urban II said…<br />The pleading from Alexis was just what the Pope wanted to hear. (they didn’t get along and now he needed his help) <br />1095 Pope made a speech in France in it he passed along this message <br />“You common people who have been miserable sinners, become soldiers of Christ! You nobles, do not [quarrel] with one another. Use your arms in a just war! Labor for everlasting reward.”<br />
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  17. 17. Regaining the Holy Land<br />

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