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The Crusades, the Plague, and the End of the Middle Ages
Transcript of The Crusades, the Plague, and the End of the Middle Ages
Create a chart providing evidence for & against... The Birth of Modern Governance
(Common Law, Parliament, Habeas Corpus) How about a little song? While the Crusades failed in their intended purpose (Jerusalem remained under the control of Muslim forces), some significant consequences did result... Spread of Knowledge Opening of Trade & Rise of the Merchant Class Persecution of Jews Revival of Towns & Trade Cities In a way, the Crusades continued in Spain with the Spanish Inquisition & Reconquista. In 1492, King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella were successful in driving the Islamic Empire off of the peninsula. After the Sesond Crusade, in which the Muslim forces defeated the Christians in Damascus, the Islamic leadership fell into disarray. However, in 1187, a devout Muslim named Saladin eventually managed to reunite his side, and consolidate power. In response to Saladin's successes, the pope called for a third Crusade. The King of England, Richard the Lion-Hearted, heeded the call. Both leaders and their men fought courageously, but reached a stalemate - the Crusaders had regained some of the Holy Land, but Saladin's forces maintained control of Jerusalem. The Truce (1192)
- Jerusalem remained under Muslim control
- Christian pilgrims would be allowed to travel
to visit the city