Peasant crusaders from western and central Europe were largely unprepared for the climate and cultures of Asia Minor and the Middle East.
Illustration by Stanley Meltzoff, National Geographic
part of the country of Turkey located in Asia.
people and culture focused on the teachings of Jesus and his followers.
a disagreement or fight, usually over ideas or procedures.
series of wars in which medieval European kingdoms attempted to gain control of the Middle East or "Holy Land."
to overcome an enemy or obstacle.
to train or control.
to interact with.
ancient kingdom on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, of historic significance to Jews, Christians and Muslims.
to enter and attack.
mass killing of large number of people.
having to do with Islam, the religion based on the words and philosophy of the prophet Mohammed.
to coordinate and give structure to.
person of low social rank and little social mobility in medieval society, usually a small farmer, farmworker, or owner of a houshold industry.
organized, mass killing of Jews.
to preserve observations with notes, drawings, photographs, audio or video recordings.
any area on Earth with one or more common characteristics. Regions are the basic units of geography.