Why Did The Crusades Obey Urban II's Order?

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In 1096, Pope Urban II decreed that the crusaders had to give Alexius I, emperor of the Byzantine Empire the lands that they seized. During the siege of Antioch, Alexius I abandoned the crusaders to defend themselves against infidels, therefore, after the fall of Jerusalem, the crusaders did not obey Urban II’s order because they felt betrayed by Alexius I. In 1099, after the crusaders celebrated their victory, they concluded that they had to repopulate the city, appoint a rule, and expand their territory to keep Jerusalem under Christian rule. However, the Christians establishment of the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem emerged out of Muslim disunity and alliances between Muslims and Franks.
The leaders of the Crusade immediately assigned a ruler to protect and govern Jerusalem. Initially, the leaders
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In Ibn al-Athir’s account, he affirms that Muslims did not attack the Christians when they were weak, but rather “The rulers and armies of Islam were fighting among themselves, causing discord and disunity among their people and weakening their power to combat the enemy.” The disunity among Muslims allowed the Franks to seize their territory. Furthermore, Jawali, a Muslim released Baldwin in exchange for ransom, the freedom of Muslim hostages, and a contract to help Jawali. Baldwin accepted and upheld this agreement. For instance, Baldwin assisted Jawali in a battle between Jawali and Tancred of Antioch. Even though Tancred’s army defeated most of Jawali’s army, Jawali forced his men to continue to fight. As a result, the Muslim army refused to obey Jawali and instead they sought protection by Baldwin. Baldwin provided Muslims with clothing and treated their wounds until they returned home. Due to Baldwin’s treatment of the Muslims and the disunity among them, they did not attack the newly established Latin kingdom of

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