The Crusades!

By Dalton Godwin

When Did the Crusades Happen?

Start: 1095 A.D.

Duration: about 200 years

End: 1291 A.D.

Why did the crusades happen?

  • The Muslims captured the holy land because they thought it was rightfully theirs
  • The Christians fought back because they thought that it belonged to them because god deemed it as theirs

Effects of the Crusades

  • Christians gained control of many Mediterranean trade routes
  • It helped solidify the pope's control over the church as a whole
  • It militarized the medieval western church
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