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Wars>religion A crusade is a religious expedition Pope Urban II Equipment -Armor of a knight included a visored helmet that would be festooned with decorative plumage. - The knight’s shield evolved to sport the heraldry found on the family crest, or coat of arms. Most shields were made of wood, the best being constructed of wood strips with the grain of each layer running at 90 degree angles. - Weapons: - Broadsword- One of the primary weapons often passed down through family lineage. They were elaborate with gold, silver, and had jewels or holy relics in the hilt. - Crossbow- One of the first banned weapons for its “unchristianlike” characteristics of causing brutal death from far away. Replaced with the longbow. - Daggers- Made of all shapes and sizes often encrusted with jewels. - Mace- Club-like weapon with blades or points protruding from a heavy head. - Scimitar- a curved sword that broadened to a point with one cutting
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Unformatted text preview: edge.- Two-handed sword- It was used to make wide cutting sweeps in open areas.- War hammer- A weapon similar to today’s claw-hammer, but larger, with a handle nearly two feet long with a thrusting point affixed to the top. Heraldry--knights saw designs that the Arabs and Byzantine soldiers incorporated in their weapons and uniforms.-symbolic designs they had significant meanings they often stood for a family’s stamp or signature Eldest sons inherit the family coat of arms younger sons altered the designs slightly for their own families. heraldry rules-Shields could be partitioned only in certain ways Fixed sets of patterns and colors would be adopted by families later owns swearing loyalty to a lord or kingdom would adopt the patterns or colors rom bears, lions and deer, to griffins, sea creatures and dragons were things seen on shields POSITIVE EFFECTS OF THE CRUSADES- MEDICINE...
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  • Fall '12
  • Crawford
  • Heraldry, wide cutting sweeps, decorative plumage, primary weapons

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