Caroline, Trent & Angel
What are the Crusades?
Cause of the Crusades
Knights of the Fourth Crusade Capture Constantinople-The knights of the Fourth Crusade capture Constantinople, ushering in the triumph of militant Latin Catholicism and establishing Western political and economic power over the Byzantine Empire.
Pope Urban II Calls the first crusade- Pope Urban II calls the First Crusade, initiating the first in a series of military expeditions from western Europe to the Middle East intent on recapturing the Holy Land from the Muslims.
Effects of the Crusades
Some of the short term effects were that commerce between nations was altered during the crusades, and certain products such as silks, tapestries, precious stones, perfumes, spices, pearls, and ivory were sold extensively throughout Europe. Another short term effect was that many people also died in these crusades.
- "Deus vult!", meaning "God wills it" was the battle cry of the Crusaders. It came from a speech the Pope gave while gathering support for the First Crusade.
- The symbol of the Crusaders was a red cross. Soldiers wore it on their clothing and armor. It was also used on flags and banners.