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Effects of the Crusades - 1 views

  • Thousands of the crusaders, returning broken in spirits and in health, sought an asylum in cloistral retreats
    • emilydralle
      The crusaders would return and go on religious retreats.
  • crusades was on commerce
    • emilydralle
      Commerce: interchange/exchange of goods.
  • They created a constant demand for the transportation of men and supplies, encouraged ship-building, and extended the market for eastern wares in Europe
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  • helped to undermine feudalism
  • Thousands of barons and knights mortgaged or sold their lands in order to raise money for a crusading expedition
  • they helped to break down the power of the feudal aristocracy, and to give prominence to the kings and the people.
  • The Crusades were therefore one of the principal fostering influences of Chivalry
    • emilydralle
      Chivalry is a code of honor that knights followed. 
  • They went out from their castles or villages to see great cities, marble palaces, superb dresses, and elegant manners; they returned with finer tastes, broader ideas, and wider sympathies
  • helped to awaken in Western Europe that mental activity which resulted finally in the great intellectual outburst known as the Revival of Learning and the period of the Renaissance.
    • emilydralle
      We will learn about the Renaissance in the next few weeks!
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