Europe was divided into states whose rulers were involved in petty territorial disputes. In 1070 Jerusalem, the Seljukian Turks were gaining power and saw it as a threat to Christendom. In 1070 Jerusalem was taken, and in 1071 Diogenes, the Greek emperor, was defeated and made captive at Mantzikert. Asia Minor and all of Syria became the prey of the Turks. Antioch succumbed in 1084, and by 1092 remained in the possession of the Christians.

Europe was divided into states whose rulers were involved in petty territorial disputes. In 1070 Jerusalem, the Seljukian Turks were gaining power and saw it as a threat to Christendom. In 1070 Jerusalem was taken, and in 1071 Diogenes, the Greek emperor, was defeated and made captive at Mantzikert. Asia Minor and all of Syria became the prey of the Turks. Antioch succumbed in 1084, and by 1092 remained in the possession of the Christians.

Kingdom of Jerusalem - Arms and Armour. ♣Regnum Hierosolimitanum  (Latin). ♣Roiaume de Jherusalem  (Old French). ♣Regno di Gerusalemme  (Italian). ♣Βασίλειον τῶν Ἱεροσολύμων (Ancient Greek).

Kingdom of Jerusalem - Arms and Armour. ♣Regnum Hierosolimitanum (Latin). ♣Roiaume de Jherusalem (Old French). ♣Regno di Gerusalemme (Italian). ♣Βασίλειον τῶν Ἱεροσολύμων (Ancient Greek).

The kingdom of Jerusalem and the other Crusader states in the context of the Near East in 1135.

The kingdom of Jerusalem and the other Crusader states in the context of the Near East in 1135.

Kingdom of Jerusalem - Arms and Armour. The kingdom was ethnically, religiously, and linguistically diverse, although the crusaders themselves and their descendants were an elite Catholic minority. They imported many customs and institutions from their homelands in Western Europe, and there were close familial and political connections with the West throughout the kingdom's existence.

Kingdom of Jerusalem - Arms and Armour. The kingdom was ethnically, religiously, and linguistically diverse, although the crusaders themselves and their descendants were an elite Catholic minority. They imported many customs and institutions from their homelands in Western Europe, and there were close familial and political connections with the West throughout the kingdom's existence.

Ordre équestre du Saint-Sépulcre, XIIe siècle. (Equestrian Order of the Holy…

Ordre équestre du Saint-Sépulcre, XIIe siècle. (Equestrian Order of the Holy…

Crusader coins of the Kingdom of Jerusalem - Bezant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Crusader coins of the Kingdom of Jerusalem - Bezant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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