Comparison Essay: The Crusade And The Religious War

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Crusade, the religious war started by the catholic Christian to capture the holy city of Jerusalem. Pope Urban II, the leader of catholic Christian started the war in 1095. He wanted to increase his personal power, stop the Seljuk Turks and a safe route to Holy land. Seizing the opportunity given by the feudal system, Peter the hermit inspired all to join the force against the Muslim force. Noble wanted the crusade to continue to become more rich and powerful. Peasant were inspired by the money and job that they were promised if they fight in crusade. Knights fought in crusade because they wanted glory in the battlefield. They won 2 crusades but lost all of the crusades after they were defeated in 3rd crusade. Christian forces were defeated and surrendered themselves to the forces of Saladin in the battle at the Horns of Hittin. Christian were led by the Frederick I of – of Roman Germany, Richard I of England, Phillip II of France and Muslim were led by Imad al-din Zangi , Nur al-din and Saladin. Christian forces wanted all the lost land back, avenges losses in pervious battle and defeat Turks. After they were defeated, they lost holy city of Jerusalem and southern holy land. The defeat in 3rd crusade marks the beginning of their downfall in crusade. Crusade, the fight for the holy land marks beginning of the problems between Muslim and …show more content…
I learned the reasons behind the religious war, its effect on the modern world and more fact about it. Even though it is one of the worst religious war in history, it helped to shape the modern world. I do not advocate war, but without this war, we wouldn’t be same as we are right now. This shows how violent and corrupt Catholics were during their golden era. This changed the way a view Christian. When I was kid, Christian missionaries told us they never engaged in any war and were advocates of peace. This shows they haven’t changed at all. They still lie to make people believe in

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