The 11th Century in Europe: A Heirloom for Art and Culture as a Breeding Ground for the First Crusade
This is Part 7 of our Centuries series. In it, we will review the tumultuous 11th century, starting with the beginning of the High Middle Ages and the emergence of Romanesque art.
Next we will examine the Byzantine Empire at its zenith, before moving on to the Normans and their conquests ranging from England to Sicily to Syria.
We will then move on to the succession of a new German dynasty, the rise of chivalry and the troubadour, as well as the beginning of the Crusades.