First Crusades

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Before the time of the Crusades the Christians that lived had no arguments with the Muslims. Before the year 1200, 9 out of 10 people living in Europe were peasant farmers who had barely anything to live on (Biel). This meant that many of the people living in Crusading time were poor and had nothing. They didn’t have anything, but these men still went on the crusades. The royal people had all the wealth. However the noblemen and noble classes did not build their castles for luxury but more for defense (Biel). However this did not prove to be enough when the first crusade started.

The first crusade began after the muslims came and took land from the christians so the christians fought back. In traditional Islam, Christian and Jew states must
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There were battles in between the second and third crusade mainly focused on trying to free the holy land. These battle did not turn out well all the time. Nur al-din had control of most of egypt and the crusaders had to free it from him. Nur al-din’s forces, led by Shirkuh and his nephew Saladin, captured Cairo in 1169 and forced all the christians to evacuate the city “Crusades”. This meant bad news for the christians because Shirkuh was after territory and he wasn’t about to stop forcing christians to evacuate the cities that he controlled. Shirkuh’s reign was about to be over because he was going to die but he left his nephew, Saladin, in charge who only accelerated the conquesting campaign “Crusades”. Saladin’s troops destroyed the christian army. He took a lot of land with him. All of these defeats inspired the third crusade to be put in …show more content…
The seventh crusade was slightly successful but yet it wasn’t. It was led by Thibault IV and he briefly recaptured Jerusalem though he lost it again in 1244 to a new force called the Khwarazmian forces “Crusades”. The eighth crusade was led by King Louis in 1249 and ended a year later after defeat “Crusades”. After many new groups started to show up, King Louis tried to put another crusade in motion but it didn’t get far because he died. The last crusade is known as the main crusade which happened in 1290. Fleets of warships from Venice and Aragon arrived to defend what remained of the crusade states. Many groups arrived to lay siege to the last crusade states. They needed a huge army and they got one. The last of the crusade states fell after only seven weeks under siege “Crusades”. There were other small attempts that were made after the final crusades but none of them were

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