The First Crusade On The World Essay

1544 Words Nov 21st, 2016 7 Pages
The Crusades were a Religious military conflict between Christian and Islamic forces for control of the holy lands. Though there was multiple crusades I will be only looking at the first crusades which lasted from 1095-1100. I will be looking to see if the crusades, even though very deadly wars, Benefited the world as a whole from the more connected world that would become after the crusades. The crusades when launched in 1095 by Pope Urban to stop the Muslim expansion into the Byzantine Empire, had many benefits and drawbacks but overall had large geo-political affects economically, socially and also lead to the spread of movements of people, disease and knowledge. I will examine each of these points to see the true effect the first crusade had on the world. The first crusade was the first of what would be nine attempts to capture the Holy Land. It began the large scale pilgrimage of christens into lands of Asia Minor. The crusades had many objectives and goals with the most important being the protection of the Byzantine Empire by stopping the advancement of the invading Muslims armies. As the first crusade went on another objective became the main goal for the war reconquest of Jerusalem and other Holy Land that had been under Muslim rule. Once the Crusaders arrived they began to launch assaults throughout the cities in the Middle East ending with the capture of Jerusalem, devastating the current population of Jerusalem with “blood flowing freely in the streets.…

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