The Crusades were a series of religious wars between Christians and Muslims over the land of Palestine. During the time of the Crusades, the East was more advanced than Europe in terms of civilization. The knowledge gained by crusaders included new advancements in science that helped liberate the minds of Europe. The mental activity that resulted created the final intellectual outburst of the Renaissance. The Crusades also helped to establish Venice as a wealthy center for trade, which increased its power and reputation. The Crusades were a turning point for Europe, exposing them to new discovery and undermining feudalism.


“The Crusades.”, A&E Television Networks, 2010,

“Effects of the Crusades.” Lords and Ladies,

Image Source: The Crusades, 1337.

Associated Place(s)

Event date:

1095 to 1291