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    God was the commander of the crusade The medieval Christian tradition had a long path, and a complicated relationship with committing violence’s and warfare. The earlies writings concerning Christians and violence’s is from Augustus of Hippo from the fourth century C.E. that easys the notion of a just war on to humanity. I argue that the first crusade of Pope Urban II was not act out of character of Christianity and it was the currents events that are the cause for the first crusade, and the reason why the people of Christendom went on the crusade was for god not so much money. The motive for Pope Urban the Second for his call upon the faithful Christians was to remove the tyrannical world domination state of Islam that threating the exist…

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    First Crusade Dbq Analysis

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    “Deus Veult!"- God wills it! cried Pope Urban II’s audience in 1095 at The Council of Clermont. This Papal sanction supposedly initiated the beginning of the First Crusade; a holy war designed to recapture Jerusalem in August 1096. Byzantine Emperor of Constantinople; Alexios I Komnenos appealed to Urban to request aid to resist the Seljuk Turks who occupied Antolia and the majority of Asian Minor. Pope Urban’s unusually secular desire for a legacy may have been a partial motivation for his…

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    battle of Manzikert (1071). Being asked for help from the Byzantine emperor Alexius I, Pope Urban II supported but took it in the other way. He called upon pilgrims to be on the journey to Jerusalem with the purpose of taking the Holy Land from the Muslims. First Crusade was referred to the first journey of thousand people including Pope Urban II, Peter the Hermit, Nobles, Knights, and Peasants to the East. People’s Crusade killed hundreds of Jews during the First Crusade and entered Jerusalem…

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    people to go to the Holy Lands. He promised them remission of sins, “All who die by the way, whether by land or by sea, or in battle against the pagans, shall have immediate remission of sins. This I grant them through the power of God with which I am invested” (Spielvogel, 291). Christian warfare was also now acceptable if it had a just cause, it was fought in a just manner, and it was declared by a just authority. Many people went to the Crusades because some of them sought adventure and…

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    He cunningly crafted his rallying message for the crusade. He said that those who participated in the liberation of God’s Church from the hands of Muslims would be forgiven for their sins. He did this upon the request of Emperor Alexios I of Byzantine, who feared the advancing Seljuk Turks, who had taken over some of his southern territories and were approaching Constantinople. Pope Urban II was quick to respond to this request for certain political reasons. He knew that the Byzantine empire was…

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    One classic example of religious imperialism is the events that took place during the crusades (http://www.dailykos.com/user/Ojibwa/rss.xml). As we look back in time, imperialism has been driven by religion. The desire to spread a certain religion led to imperialization. For instance, in 1095 Pope Urban II called upon a sermon, which caused the First Crusade. The Emperor of the Byzantine Empire (Alexios I), needed military assistance, so Pope Urban I urged military support (Wikipedia). Even…

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    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…

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    Crusades Dbq

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    Between 1095 and 1291 the Crusades to the Eastern Mediterranean took place, promoted by the papacy. Rome had been asked by Christian emperor in Constantinople, Alexius Commenus, to assist him in fighting back the Seljuk Turk’s expansion and occupation and recover the lost territories. Pope Urban II added the argument of redeeming the Holy Land from infidel Muslim expansion and occupation and harassing Christian pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Over the course of the Crusades, the many differences…

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    The First Crusade

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    Before the First Crusade took place, tensions between Muslims and Christians already existed. Muslims and Christians were both taking pilgrimages to the Holy Land, but each group truly thought the Holy Land belonged to them alone. Seljuk Turks wanted to overtake Islamic regions and regions that did not follow Islam, but they focused more on taking power from other Muslims and not from the “West,” or Christendom. The Turks did attack Byzantium, which was already weak, so the empire had to rely on…

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    The First Crusade, also the most successful, began with the speech of Pope Urban II at Clermont on 27 November 1095, and was initially a response to the request for armed aid against the Turks made by the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I. However, its purpose quickly shifted and it in turn became the largest mass pilgrimage of the eleventh century, though it differed from all the others in once crucial respect, in that it was, at the same time, a war, one set against what was by some referred to as…

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