Consequences Of Crusades

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Throughout the religious history of the world there have been many instances in which religion and religious beliefs have been used as an excuse to perpetrate crimes against others. These crimes can be seen in many different religions, such as Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity. Islam and their use of Jihad, or “holy war”, is used as a way to rationalize the killing of individuals that are considered to be infidels. Like Islam, Hinduism, uses their religious teachings as a way to oppress those of lower castes. Individuals in the lowest caste are considered untouchables; they are treated horribly, and ostracized by those of higher caste. Even Christianity is no stranger to the use of religion to further their own agenda. Christians, time and …show more content…
The Crusades are important part of Christian history not only for what they represented, a holy war to take back Jerusalem against the Muslim infidels, but also because of the far reaching consequences that hundreds of years of war had on the development of the Church and society itself. Not only could the effects of the Crusade be felt during the time that they took place but the effects of the Crusades can even be felt to this …show more content…
He called upon the Christians of the west to take up arms against the Muslim infidels in order to free the Holy land and help their Christian brethren in the east. The First Crusade took place from 1096 to 1102. During the First Crusade, crusaders were able to capture Jerusalem and establish a Latin East trough Crusader states. At first leaders of the Crusades had taken a vow in which they promised to give all of the conquered land back to Emperor Alexius I. However, due to a break between the Crusade leaders and Alexius I, Crusade leaders decided to establish Crusader states in order to form a Latin East. The break transpired because of the events that unfolded during the siege of Antioch. Emperor Alexius I, convinced that the crusaders would be defeated, decided not to send reinforcements to the crusaders in their time of need, thus losing the trust of the crusaders. Though the crusaders were able to capture Jerusalem the cost of this conquest came at an exorbitant cost of human life. This would be the case for the rest of the Crusades that were to

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