The First Crusade

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Which three nations were the most powerful Christian nations during the 11th century?

The Byzantine Empire, The Holy Roman Empire, and the Kingdom of France

What was the capital of the Byzantine Empire?

Constantinople

What caused the Crusades?

The expansion of Islam

What was the most important goal of the Crusaders?

Control of the city of Jerusalem

When did the First Crusade take place?

Between 1096 and 1099

Who did the Byzantine Emperor ask for help to retake the territory he had lost?

Pope Urban II

Who ended up being the greatest threat to the Byzantines?

The Turks

Which event led to the formal severing of ties between the Byzantine Empire and the Pope?

The Great Schism in 1054

What was the main objective of Pope Urban II in calling for a crusade?

To support the Byzantine Empire and liberate the Holy Land from Muslim control

What was the significant effect of the First Crusade?

The capture of Jerusalem and the formation of various Crusader states

What was the Council of Clermont?

An important event where Urban II used anti-Muslim propaganda to stir up religious fervor

What was the main motivation for retaking the Holy Land during the Crusades?

Access to trade routes and control of the Silk Road

Who led the People's Crusade?

Peter the Hermit

What was one of the long-term effects of the Crusades?

Exposure of Europeans to goods from the Middle East and Far East

What were indulgences offered to Crusaders by the Pope?

Metaphysical grants reducing time in purgatory

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