Crisis of outremer

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1. Explain why Saladin rose to power? Example

  • only the rich and nobility could afford to travel easy.shows selfishness
  • Potentially dangerous as they had a stronger force against them
  • Unites all muslims under Sunnis,which has dominance over Shites
  • set out to recapture Edessa
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2. Explain why West did not provide help? examples

  • Feb/March1185:HenryII orders huge tax, doesn’t go
  • made soldiers travel on foot across Byzantium to get to the Crusader States
  • growing idea of jihad need to remove them
  • did not request them He did not want them coming into his land

3. Why was Guy of Luisignan made King of Jerusalem?

  • they did on a promise all crusader states captured returned
  • Spring 1180: Baldwin marries his sister Sibylla to Guy of Lusignan,
  • Conrad’s army consisted of friends and his foes.
  • Louis made soldiers travel on foot across Byzantium to get there

4. Why was death of Baldwin VI 1185 divide leadership? examples

  • Baldwin marries Sibylla to Guy,newcomer to Levant,although his brother Aimery was Royal Constable
  • Promises never kept distrusted him
  • Pope died on the spot from a heart-attack
  • only the rich and nobility could afford to travel easy

5. Explain why Saladin was able to unite Muslim forces? Examples

  • Last time, they did a promise on all crusader states captured
  • Secures borders so he can focus on Holy Land.Gathered armies from Egypt,Aleppo,Jazira,Syria
  • married Unur’s daughter
  • made sure people who went in boats had to pay a high price for it

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