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Medieval Crusade: March To Constantinople

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Week 5, September 21 Notes
Medieval Crusades and the Jihad
Kathryn Beebe
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ancient, crusade, Jihad, jerusalem, constantinople, antioch, muslims, christians, siege
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Date Created: 09/23/16
March to Constantinople and Capture of Antioch  Relics during the Medieval Times were thought to be very powerful and religious. o Holy Lance was said to be the weapon used to puncture Jesus in the side while he was pierced to the cross.  Symbol, especially to troops rallying after months of siege and starvation, that God is behind their cause.  First Crusade Overview o 1094- Alexius I appealed to Pop Urban II for help o 1095- Urban II’s speech at Clermont o 1096- Peasants’ Crusade (unofficial)  Normandy o 1096- Official crusade launched o 1099- Crusaders capture Jerusalem  The Routes of the First Crusade Map: (Possible Quiz) o Raymond of Toulouse through Hungary o Bohemund of Taranto through Italy (More common route)  Travels with Brothers o Nicaea was the first town to overtake and capture.   Constantinople o Founded by the Emperor Constantine o Meticulously picked the perfect piece of land  Hub on all trade routes during Medieval Eras  Control of Sea Routes with Bosphorous Strait and Sea of Marmara  Sea attack was only way.  Only one land access off to the West  Byzantine Conservatism/Defensiveness o 610-1071 Byzantine history shaped by series of invasions  Slavs  Persians  Arabs  Turks o Road struggle to retain former strength. o Anna Comnena, writes about her father, Byzantine Emperor Alexius I.  One of the most important historical works by a woman writer written before the modern period.  The Siege of Nicaea o May 16-June 19, 1097 o Sultan has NO fear or threat of the crusaders from the West  Fighting in the East and leaves family in the city. March to Constantinople and Capture of Antioch  Crusaders have Alexius’ support, gaining supplies for troops.  Starvation for weeks and weeks.  Alexius’ shared the loot with the Crusaders in exchange for the oath to him.  Next goal was Antioch but stopped and ambushed by Turkish troops. o Tankrid in one group and rescued by Raymond of Toulouse. o Attempted strongholds within the journey  The Seige of Antioch o October 21 1097- June 3, 1098 o June 5/7-28 1098 o Besiegers short of supplies by Christmas o Bohemund routs a Turkish ambush-raises Crusaders morale o Pere the Hermit and his companion William try to escape and are caught o Taticius, Alexius’ representatives leaves o Stephen of Blois deserts on June 1 1098 o Steong belief that sexual dissipation was causing the lack of success  Crusaders’ council expels women from the camp (temporarily) o Bohemund makes a secret bargain with a citizen in the city.  June 3, Bohemund’s men are able to climb the walls and open a gate-bloodbath followed.  Kerbogha of Mosul arrives June 5, 1098 to besiege the city; the citadel was still Muslim hands  Discover of the Holy Lance  Peter Bartholomew  Frankish Victory in Antioch: o June 28-Bartholomew leads the entire crusading army out of one gate o Kerbogha believes Crusaders were fleeing and did not attack o Forced into a pitched battle, Kerbogha’s army was routed o The citadel surrendered, and Antioch was fully capture by the Franks o Aftermath:  Struggle between Bohemund and Raymond of Toulosue  Delay of march to Jerusalem  Unrest in the ranks  August 1, 1098, Adhemar of LePuy dies of typhoid fever. March to Constantinople and Capture of Antioch  One of the only figures respected by all troops and bring them together. Division only INCREASED.  Uneasy accord, finally set off to Jerusalem. How do our sources treat violence in this period?  Document 14: Solomon bar Samson on the Massacres of Jews o Taking their own lives was not cowardly but noble. Why waste time when you can ascend into heaven and be granted eternal life?  Document 15: Anna Comnena’s Alexiad  Document 18:


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