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Chapter 13:The High Middle Ages Section 1:The Crusades Begin. Mr. Perfect World History. A. The Backgrounds of the Crusades. A variety of causes led to religious wars called the Crusades, which spanned more than two centuries. A. The Backgrounds of the Crusades. The Growth of Papal Power

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Chapter 13 the high middle ages section 1 the crusades begin

Chapter 13:The High Middle AgesSection 1:The Crusades Begin

Mr. Perfect

World History


A the backgrounds of the crusades

A. The Backgrounds of the Crusades

  • A variety of causes led to religious wars called the Crusades, which spanned more than two centuries.


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A. The Backgrounds of the Crusades

  • The Growth of Papal Power

    • In early medieval Europe, lawlessness and violence were common.

    • During the late 900s, bishops and Church councils in France promoted a social reform movement called the Peace of God.

    • By the terms of its ruling, those who broke the peace-by robbing the poor or a church or attacking priests or other clergy-could be excommunicated, or excluded from the church.


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A. The Backgrounds of the Crusades

  • The Pope Calls for a Crusade

    • Like Pope Gregory VII, Urban believed in the supreme power of the pope.

    • In 1095, at the Council of Clermont in France, he called on western leaders to join in a war to win back the Holy Land.

    • This cause was to be a crusade, from the Latin word for cross.


B the first and second crusades

B. The First and Second Crusades

  • During the First Crusade, Jerusalem was recaptured and crusader states were established in the eastern Mediterranean


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B. The First and Second Crusades

  • The Quest for Jerusalem

    • The First Crusade, which began in 1096, was the first of a series of wars between European Christians and Muslims.

    • In 1097, the crusaders took the city of Nicaea, near Constantinople, from the Turks.

    • Then, a Christian army marched southeast across Anatolia-or present-day Turkey-and conquered Edessa, which lies northeast of the Mediterranean Sea.


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B. The first and Second Crusades

  • The Second Crusade

    • In 1144, the Muslims captured the crusader state of Edessa

    • Pope Eugenius III called for another crusade to protect western interests in the eastern Mediterranean.

    • This time, two of the most powerful monarchs in Europe, King Louis VII of France and Emperor Conrad III of Germany, led the crusaders.


C later crusades

C. Later Crusades

  • The Crusades had lasting effects on medieval Europe


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C. Later Crusades

  • The Third and Forth Crusades

    • The Third Crusade, which lasted from 1189 to 1192, was the direct result of Saladin’s victory.

    • 3 European rulers joined together to fight Jerusalem.

    • King Richard I was also called the Lionhearted.


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C. Later Crusades

  • The Results of the Crusades

    • Throughout the thirteenth century, crusades continued to be organized.

    • For one reason or another-political schemes, poor preparation, and the deaths of key western leaders-most of these efforts failed.

    • The Crusades ended in 1291 after almost 200 years of fighting


Chapter 13 the high middle ages section 2 trade and towns grow

Chapter 13:The High Middle AgesSection 2:Trade and Towns Grow

Mr. Perfect

World History


A the revival of trade

A. The Revival of Trade

  • The development of trades fairs and trades centers created an interest in western European trade in the later Middle Ages.


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A. The Revival of Trade

  • Trade at Home and Abroad

    • Fairs, where merchants could sell and exchange goods, offered one of the means for local trade.

    • Fairs grew up at key locations on trading routes, which were often near rivers.

    • Held at regular intervals, fairs offered a safe setting for merchants to do business.


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A. The Revival of Trade

  • Regional Trade Routes

    • Trade routes in the later Middle Ages centered on two regions.

    • The northern region was in the area of the Baltic and North Seas.

    • The southern region was in the area of the Mediterranean.


B the growth of towns

B. The Growth of Towns

  • The growth in trade was linked to the development of towns and cities, especially in northern Italy and its surrounding regions.


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B. The Growth of Towns

  • Merchants and the New Middle Class

    • It has been estimated that 1,000 new towns developed in western Europe.

    • The growth of towns was directly related to the expansion of trade.

    • Merchants settled at important crossroads on trade routes.


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B. The Growth of Towns

  • Establishing Guilds

    • Merchants and craftspeople living in cities formed groups or associations called guilds.

    • Guilds linked people in the same specialty or craft together much like a trade union does today.

    • Merchants, bakers, weavers, tailors, dyers, goldsmiths, and many other types of workers had guilds.


C plague and social upheaval

C. Plague and Social Upheaval

  • In the fourteenth century, western Europe suffered a series of disasters, in particular, the plague called the Black Death.


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C. Plague and Social Upheaval

  • The Spread of the Plague

    • Between 1347 and 1352, the Black Death caused the deaths of about 25 million people.

    • It spread from Asia to Sicily and then north through Italy into the rest of Europe, Scandinavia, and even as far away as Iceland and Greenland.

    • At the time, no one knew how the epidemic, or a disease that affects a large number of people, spread or how to protect against it.


C plague and social upheaval2

C. Plague and Social Upheaval

  • Consequences of the Black Death

    • The Black Death may have been the most significant natural event during the Middle Ages.

    • It had a huge effect on all the areas it touched-population, economics, and society.

    • As a result of the plague, the population of entire villages died and many fields were not planted.


D life and culture

D. Life and Culture

  • The later Middle Ages witnessed such cultural achievements as the beginnings of universities and the development of literature.


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D. Life and Culture

  • Philosophy, Education, and Literature

    • The most important philosopher during the High Middle Ages was St.Thomas Aquinas.

    • A great admirer of the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, Aquinas wanted to unite classical, Christian, and worldly knowledge into a single system of belief.

    • At this time as well, the first universities were founded in western Europe.


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D. Life and Culture

  • Two Medieval Writers

    • Italian poet Dante Alighieri wrote in the vernacular, or the languages spoken by the residents of Florence, his native city in Italy.

    • Today Dante is regarded as the Father of Italian Literature , and his epic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is often considered the most important Christian poem.

    • Dante’s example encouraged other poets to write in their own vernacular language.


Chapter 13 the high middle ages section 3 organized kingdoms develop

Chapter 13: The High Middle AgesSection 3: Organized Kingdoms Develop

Mr. Perfect

World history


A england

A. England

  • Conflicts arose in England as a result of the growth of royal power.


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A. England

  • Henry II, Common Law, and Conflicts with the Church

    • King Henry II of England, who ruled from 1154 to 1189, became one of the most powerful European monarchs.

    • He controlled England and half of what is present-day France.

    • Partly because of their interests, culture and learning flourished in both regions.


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A. England

  • King John, the Magna Carta, and Parliament

    • King John was the youngest son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

    • He ruled from 1199 to 1216.

    • Troubles with his noble began because John insisted that as king, he had the power to do whatever he wished.


B france

B. France

  • The Capetian Dynasty in France succeeded in laying the foundation for a nation-state.


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B. France

  • The Capetians

    • The election of Hugh Capet as king in 987 ended a long struggle among the descendants of Charlemagne.

    • Starting out with a small region around Paris, Hugh Capet laid the foundation of the French monarchy.

    • His line, called the Capetian Dynasty, lasted for more than 300 years.


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B. France

  • The Holy Roman Empire

    • In 1337, England invaded Normandy in France, which caused the beginning of the Hundred Years’ War.

    • The war extended over the reigns of five English and five French kings and lasted from 1337 to 1453.

    • The first phase of the war was marked by English successes under King Edward III.


C the holy roman empire and spain

C. The Holy Roman Empire and Spain

  • Alliances and conflicts united and divided Europe, and Christians succeeded in regaining control of Spain from the Muslims.


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C. The Holy Roman Empire and Spain

  • The Holy Roman Empire

    • Charlemagne’s empire continued in various forms for centuries after his death in 814.

    • In 962, the German king Otto I was crowned emperor by Pope John XII.

    • In addition to ruling Germany, Otto now had control of northern Italy.


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C. The Holy Roman Empire and Spain

  • Christians Reconquer Spain

    • As you have read, the Muslims conquered much of Spain in the early 700s

    • In the mid-1100s, Portugal succeeded in becoming an independent kingdom

    • Beginning in the early 1200s, the Christian states of Aragon and Castile in northern Spain began a determined effort to drive the Muslims out of that region.


Chapter 13 the high middle ages section 4 the roman catholic church faces crises

Chapter 13: The High Middle AgesSection 4: The Roman Catholic Church Faces Crises

Mr. Perfect

World History


A the papacy at avignon and the great schism

A. The Papacy at Avignon and the Great Schism

  • For more than a century, the papacy was troubled by its physical separation from Rome and by rival popes claiming authority.


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A. The Papacy at Avignon and the Great Schism

  • From Rome to Avignon

    • Since the days of the early Christian Church, Rome had been a symbol for Christians.

    • Over time, the bishop of Rome became the most powerful bishop and worldwide leader of the Church.

    • In 1309, a French pope, Clement V, moved the seat of the papacy from Rome to Avignon, in France, to avoid civil wars in Italy.


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A. The Papacy at Avignon and the Great Schism

  • The Great Schism

    • Pope Gregory XI returned the papacy to Rome in 1377.

    • He died a year later.

    • The cardinals-the high-ranking church officials-elected an Italian pope, Urban VI.


B internal tensions grow

B. Internal Tensions Grow

  • By the fourteenth century, debates within the Roman Catholic Church had increased.


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B. Internal Tensions Grow

  • John Wycliffe Calls for Reforms

    • Before the Great Schism, the most serious internal conflict among Christians had been the split between Rome and Constantinople in 1054.

    • The patriarch, or leading bishop, of Constantinople, had refused to acknowledge the authority of the pope in Rome.

    • As a result, two branches of Christianity developed: the western European Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Churches.


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B. Internal Tensions Grow

  • Challenges to the Church

    • Wycliffe’s ideas also influenced the Czech religious reformer Jan Hus.

    • Hus objected particularly to the Church’s sale of indulgences.

    • For many years, the Church allowed people to buy an indulgence instead of doing penance to gain forgiveness for their sins.


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