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4 08, 2017

Francis of Assisi – Medieval Europe

By |2018-10-02T06:59:07-07:00August 4th, 2017|Medieval, Religion|0 Comments

Francis of Assisi gives his father back his clothes (Giotto, in Assisi) Who was Francis of Assisi? By 1200 AD, the Catholic Church was very powerful. Bishops and popes were often rich men. They cared more about getting rich collecting tithes than they did about praying or helping poor people. What is a bishop? What is the pope? History of [...]

3 08, 2017

Fifth Crusade – Medieval history

By |2019-06-08T10:16:51-07:00August 3rd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

The siege of Damietta: Fifth Crusade Europeans attack Jerusalem In 1216 AD, Pope Honorius III succeeded in getting some more Europeans to agree to try again to conquer Jerusalem from the Ayyubids. The Fourth Crusade Who were the Ayyubids? Islamic Empire articles All Medieval Europe articles Who led the Fifth Crusade? This time, the Pope would be in charge [...]

23 07, 2017

Saladin and the Ayyubid Dynasty

By |2019-02-07T06:01:19-07:00July 23rd, 2017|History, Islam|0 Comments

Saladin Saladin started the Ayyubids When the First Crusade defeated the Fatimid Caliphs and captured Jerusalem in 1099 AD, people were very upset. People in Egypt and Syria gradually decided that the Fatimids were too weak to rule anymore. One of their generals, Saladin (Salah ad-Din ibn Ayyub in Arabic), took over control from the Fatimids. He founded the Ayyubid [...]