Political, social and economic developments in the Latin east by the 1140s

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Political social and economic developments in the Latin east by the 1140s
How secure were the Crusader states by the 1140s?
Problems of manpower and Geography Issues of Rulers and the succession
Edessa most Northerly, weakest and least populated Count Baldwin II taken captive
Subject to frequent attacks future Count Joselin of Courtney taken captive
Most people went home after reaching Jerusalem Joselin captured again 1122
Need help 1125, Joselin killed in battle
Jocelin II forced into alliance with Byzantine Empire
King of Jerusalem Fulk of Anjou dies
Fulk succeeded by wife Melisende and son Baldwin
Jocelin fought with Raymond II of Tripoli
Jocelin also fought with Raymond of Antioch
Continuing problems of Muslim disunity Relations between Crusader states and Byzantium
Edessa had frequent attacks from Muslim states Alexios makes the crusaders swear oath of loyalty
Muslim states ruled by Ortoqids Alexios supplies crusaders with provisions til Nicaea
Muslim states ruled by Danishmeds Oaths invalid when Tatikios fails to help Crusaders
Muslim states ruled by Seljuk Turks Bohemond becomes ruler of Antioch, not Alexios
Growing power of Zenghi, abateg of Mosul+Aleppo Bohemond invades Balkans in Byzantine Empire
Zenghi starts preaching Jihad 1107
Remains preoccupied with Muslim city Damascus Defeated 1108, has to give Antioch back when dead
Repeated sieges failed, massive toll on city Tancred refuses to return Antioch Byzantine Empire
Momentarily distracted by Byzantine Emperor Tancred supported by Raymond of Tripoli,
Byzantine Emperor tried to take Aleppo 1138 Jerusalem
Another failed siege of Damascus 1136 Antioch under control of Constance+Raymond
Emir of Damascus turned to Christians Raymond attempts to attack, John Comnenus invades
Turned attention to Mesopotamia Forces Raymond to help fight Muslim Syria
Still had Aleppo John Comnenus and Raymond return to Antioch

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Political social and economic developments in the Latin east by the 1140s
How secure were the Crusader states by the 1140s?
Still had Mosul Riot by Joscelin II Edessa Emperor surrenders
Captured Edessa 1144 John Comnenus plans to reconquer Antioch, dies
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