1140s

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 11th century12th century13th century
Decades: 1110s 1120s 1130s1140s1150s 1160s 1170s
Years: 1140 1141 1142 1143 1144 1145 1146 1147 1148 1149
Categories: BirthsDeathsArchitecture
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This is a list of events occurring in the 1140s, ordered by year.

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  • Unable to feed its population during a famine, the emir of the great commercial center of Mahdia has to recognize the de facto protectorate of Roger II of Sicily.[2]
  • Failed Norman raid against the city of Tripoli.[3]

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  • March 31 – Saint Bernard of Clairvaux preaches the Second Crusade at Vezelay, Burgundy. In a repeat of the events of 1096, Crusaders attack and massacre Jewish communities along the Rhine. Bernard de Clairvaux condemns these pogroms in strong terms, reminding the Crusaders that those who attacked the Jewish people during the previous Crusade came to a sorry end and were massacred to the last man by the Turks.
  • Ildeniz, atabeg of Azerbaijan founds a dynasty, being the first independent Turkish dynasty of Azerbaijan
  • The city of Bryansk is first mentioned in written records.
  • Genoese raid against the Muslim-held Balearic islands.[5] The Republic of Pisa protests officially, seeing the islands as rightfully theirs.[9] The Genoese then proceed to lay siege to Almeria, in vain.[10]
  • While discussing the details of a military expedition against the Almoravids for the following year, the representative of the Republic of Genoa and the count of Barcelona reach a commercial agreement granting privileges to merchants of both nation in the Catalan and Ligurian ports.[10]
  • The city of Quona is conquered by the Republic of Florence in a drive to expend its control over the surrounding countryside.

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  • A rainy year causes the harvest to fail in Europe; one of the worst famines of the century ensues.[11]

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  • Genoa grants the benefits of a part of the city's fiscal revenues to a consortium of creditor called compera, the first example of the consolidation of public debt in medieval Europe.[17]


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  1. ^ a b Fletcher, R. A. (1987). "Reconquest and Crusade in Spain c. 1050-1150". Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. 5 37: 31–47 [45]. JSTOR 3679149. 
  2. ^ Abulafia, David (1985). The Norman kingdom of Africa and the Norman expeditions to Majorca and the Muslim Mediterranean. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. ISBN 0-85115-416-6. 
  3. ^ a b c d Bresc, Henri (2003). La Sicile et l'espace libyen au Moyen Age. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Gilbert Meynier (2010) L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte; pp.71.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Picard C. (1997) La mer et les musulmans d'Occident au Moyen Age. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
  6. ^ Daniel Mallinus, La Yougoslavie, Éd. Artis-Historia, Brussels, 1988, D/1988/0832/27, p. 37–39.
  7. ^ a b Meynier, Gilbert (2010). L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte. p. 171. ISBN 978-2-7071-5231-2. 
  8. ^ Geography at about.com
  9. ^ Abulafia, David (1985). The Norman kingdom of Africa and the Norman expeditions to Majorca and the Muslim Mediterranean. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. ISBN 0-85115-416-6. 
  10. ^ a b Williams, John B. (1997). "The making of a crusade: the Genoese anti-Muslim attacks in Spain 1146-1148". Journal of Medieval History 23 (1): 29–53. doi:10.1016/s0304-4181(96)00022-x. 
  11. ^ Chester Jordan, William (1997). The great famine: northern Europe in the early fourteenth century. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-05891-1. 
  12. ^ King John by Warren. Published by University of California Press in 1961. p. 67
  13. ^ Picard, Christophe (2000). Le Portugal musulman (VIIIe-XIIIe siècle. L'Occident d'al-Andalus sous domination islamique. Paris: Maisonneuve & Larose. p. 109. ISBN 2-7068-1398-9. 
  14. ^ Abulafia, David (1985). The Norman kingdom of Africa and the Norman expeditions to Majorca and the Muslim Mediterranean. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. ISBN 0-85115-416-6. 
  15. ^ McGrank, Lawrence (1981). "Norman crusaders and the Catalan reconquest: Robert Burdet and te principality of Tarragona 1129-55". Journal of Medieval History 7 (1): 67–82. doi:10.1016/0304-4181(81)90036-1. 
  16. ^ McGrank, Lawrence (1981). "Norman crusaders and the Catalan reconquest: Robert Burdet and te principality of Tarragona 1129-55". Journal of Medieval History 7 (1): 67–82. doi:10.1016/0304-4181(81)90036-1. 
  17. ^ Munro, John H. (2003). "The Medieval Origins of the Financial Revolution". The International History Review 25 (3): 506–562. doi:10.1080/07075332.2003.9641005.