THE CRUSADES. 1096 - 1204. THE LETTER. 1093 Byzantine Emperor Alexius Comnenus wrote a letter to Robert the Count of Flanders. THE LETTER. The letter was a cry for help. Turks were closing in on the Byzantine capital of Constantinople.
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1096 - 1204
1093 Byzantine Emperor
Alexius Comnenus wrote a letter to Robert the Count of Flanders
The letter was a cry for help.
Turks were closing in on the Byzantine capital of Constantinople.
Emperor Comnenus’ empire was in danger of falling to the Turks.
Emperor Comnenus used religion, writing that the Holy Land was in jeopardy, to convince Europeans to help.
WHEN THE POPE READS
THE LETTER HE CALLED
A “HOLY WAR” AGAINST
THE MUSLIMS TO
REGAIN THE HOLY LAND
THE HOLY LAND IS WHERE
JESUS LIVED AND PREACHED
TODAY IT IS THE NATION OF ISRAEL
ITS CAPITAL IS THE CITY IF JERUSALEM
THE HOLY LAND HAD BEEN A PART OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
WHEN THE ROMAN EMPIRE WAS SPLIT IN TWO IN 395
THE HOLY LAND BECAME A
PART OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE
JERUSALEM IS SACRED TO THREE