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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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the crusades

THE CRUSADES

1096 - 1204

the letter
THE LETTER

1093 Byzantine Emperor

Alexius Comnenus wrote a letter to Robert the Count of Flanders

the letter1
THE LETTER

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.

the letter2
THE LETTER

Emperor Comnenus used religion, writing that the Holy Land was in jeopardy, to convince Europeans to help.

pope urban ii
POPE URBAN II

WHEN THE POPE READS

THE LETTER HE CALLED

FOR A

CRUSADE

A “HOLY WAR” AGAINST

THE MUSLIMS TO

REGAIN THE HOLY LAND

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the holy land
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 land1
THE HOLY LAND

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
JERUSALEM

JERUSALEM IS SACRED TO THREE

DIFFERENT RELIGIONS

JUDAISM

CHRISTIANITY

ISLAM

the holy seplechure
THE HOLY SEPLECHURE

THE CHURCH

BUILT OVER

JESUS’ TOMB