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. Emperor Comnenus’ empire was in danger of falling to the Turks.
THE LETTER Emperor Comnenus used religion, writing that the Holy Land was in jeopardy, to convince Europeans to help.
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 PHOTO SOURCE:www.acsu.buffalo.edu.es/pope_urban_ii.jpg
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 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 IS SACRED TO THREE DIFFERENT RELIGIONS JUDAISM CHRISTIANITY ISLAM
THE HOLY SEPLECHURE THE CHURCH BUILT OVER JESUS’ TOMB