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    Causes and Consequences of the medieval Crusades The Christian crusades arose from the Byzantine Empire 's struggles, and the misunderstandings between the Turks and Christian travelers. Byzantine used these misunderstandings to Byzantines ' own advantage to strengthen itself, during a critically weak moment for the empire. The crusades that broke out became many holy wars and lasted from 1096-1270. These holy wars caused a lasting impact on the economy and surrounding areas. Princess Anna…

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    The First Crusade began in 1096 after Pope Urban II’s speech at the Council of Clermont in 1095. One version of Urban’s Speech at Clermont was recorded by Fulcher de Chartes, a priest who also participated in the Crusades. While this version of Pope Urban II’s speech is one of the more reliable sources of the said speech, there is still a great chance for bias especially as Fulcher de Chartes was a crusader himself. This one speech, whether or not it was an accurate recording of what Pope Urban…

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    in Jerusalem. The Christians had many reasons for starting the First Crusade which impacted the Christian and Islamic relationship forever. The capture of Jerusalem by the Muslim forces along with the letter sent to Pope Urban II by Emperor Alexius I asking for military aid, collectively, led to the tragic event of the First Crusade. It is important to understand that there were a few events that led to the First Crusade, but ultimately the biggest event was the capture of Jerusalem. In 610 AD…

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    humanity not surpassed, if equaled, by any of his Christian foes. Third Crusade was caused by the capture of Jerusalem in 1187 by Saladin, the sultan of Egypt. The people involved were Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, King Phillip II, and King Richard I. It took place in Israel, Anatolia, Near East, and Levant. The Third Crusade failed in its main objective: Jerusalem remained in Muslim hands. That it was regarded as a failure can be seen in the actions of Europeans: Henry VI was soon planning a…

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    Pope Urban II

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    At the end of the 11th century, Western Europe had emerged as a significant power, causing a considerable amount of territory loss for the Byzantine Empire. After years of destruction and chaos from the civil war between the Seljuk Turks, General Alexius Comnenus sent envoys to Pope Urban II pleading for help to confront the Turkish threat. Little did he know that his cry for help would casue one of the biggest power struggles in history. Religious confliction, Pope Urban II, and the fight for…

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    Emperor Alexius I imposed his desires for the State onto the Church by urging the Pope to help him fight the Muslims, overtaking so much land, so that he would have his other interests met. The results of all of the crusades proved to be violent and disastrous. The Muslims killed the Jews, the Christians killed the Muslims, the Muslims killed the Christians and it continued for over 200 years, all in the name of religion. I believe that there should not be a national religion and I think that…

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    Before the First Crusades had started, the Byzantine Empire was having troubles protecting themselves from the Muslim Seljuk Turks. The Muslims were able to conquer some of the Byzantines land, as they were able to acquire Turkey and Armenia. As a result the Emperor Alexias went to ask Pope Urban the second for protection against the Muslims. Pope Urban looked at this as a way to gain land for the Christian faith and accepted, he gave a speech calling all Christians to join forces to claim…

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    Most of Europe was under control of the Emperor Alexius I Comnenus. The Crusades helped to break down the feudal aristocracy, giving more power to the kings and the people. Many of the nobles that set out on the journey did not return, which gave more land to the Royals of that time. (Alchin, 2014.) Crusades…

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    James Of Vitry Analysis

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    own sermons. “The remission of sins and the reward of eternal life” was one of the sermons pictured of Urban preaching by James of Vitry appeals to the nobles’ hope for remission of sins and entrance into the heaven. According to this sermon, people I meant Crusaders who prepared themselves for the services of God, those who confessed and expressed remorse or penitence, are considered true martyrs while they are in the service of Christ. Those people are freed from venal and also mortal sins,…

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    In 1095, Pope Urban II called for a crusade to fight for the Holy Land of Jerusalem. Before the Crusades began, Alexius I Komnenos, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire, asked Pope Urban II for help to fight against the Seljuq Turks. The Seljuq Turks had previously taken all of Asia Minor from him. At the council of Clermont, Pope Urban II confronted a decently sized crowd and promoted the idea of everyone going over to recover Palestine by assisting the Greeks defeat the Muslims. The response was…

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