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  • The Crusades

    The crusades were holy wars that were put in place by the pope that targeted Muslims and non christians. The Christians who fought were promised to be forgiven of all their sins, so if they died fighting or when they died later, they were guaranteed heaven. They wanted to retake the holy land that Muslims had taken. The wars were very gruesome, with little to no mercy. It began when the Turks, which were islam followers, invaded the Middle East and part of the empire of the Christian emperor, Alexius I. Many years later, he couldn’t stand them there any longer, so he decided he needed a big army to fight them off. When he sent a letter to the pope asking for help, he had no idea what it would create. The pope was more of a political figure,…

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  • The Crusades: The First Crusade

    Crusades Paper After the Byzantine Emperor, Alexius’, cry for help in regaining control of Jerusalem, the Holy Land, Pope Urban II gave a riveting speech at the Council of Clermont to the people of France. He spoke of a land that was taken from the Christians violently and of infidels destroying their holy city. He described many atrocities Muslims committed against Christians. The Muslims victimized both people of the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Byzantines, and people of the west, the…

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  • The Crusade And The First Crusade

    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 in mid-July 1099. The Knights Templar was formed in 1096 to protect pilgrims to the Holy…

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  • The Reasons Of The Crusades

    the Crusades were started Crusades began as a series of some religious wars which the Latin Church sanctioned between the periods of 11th to 16th centuries. The aim of coming up with crusades was to save Jerusalem from the Islamic rule at that time. As much as crusades were for advancing the cause of Christ, they began as a way to free the Christians from the Islamic rule and force. This research paper explains all the crusades that started in Europe and determines if the crusades signify…

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  • The Crusades Dbq

    Byzantine Empire sparked the Crusades, a series of military campaigns with the purpose of recapturing Christian holy sites. These campaigns gave more power to the Pope, and the campaign also gave more power to the Christian nations that participated. The primary reason the Europeans joined the Crusades was religious motivation and the will to drive Muslims out of the Holy Land. The Europeans believed that spreading Christianity and driving Muslims out of the Holy Land was justified by God.…

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  • The Crusades Summary

    After watching this documentary, I would say this was an accurate, short summary of the history of the Crusades. This film was written before 9/11 which is why it probably appears to be accurate and less bias compared to ones later produced. What’s conveniently nice about this film compared to others is that it solely focuses on the facts. We can see the actual history for what it is and nothing more. Islam and Christianity are revealed and there are no blind covers. The true nature is revealed…

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  • The Influence Of The Crusades

    The Crusades are recognized as a failure, but influential in shaping the Western world. One can equate the Crusades to a modern-day war, such as Vietnam. Considered a failure by most, there was a learning experience from engaging in Vietnam, and takeaways that are invaluable. The Crusades followed this pattern and would shape the West moving forward. While the foundation was religion, the societal and commercial value that emerged from the Crusades would forever change the Western world and how…

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  • Political Effects Of The Crusades

    The Crusades that took place in the medieval period between 1096 and 1291 were a series of political and religious wars fought by European countries in order to gain control of the Holy Land. The first call for a crusade was made by Pope Urban II in order to send aid to the Christian Byzantine Empire, which found itself under attack during this period from Muslim Turks. This first crusade lasted from 1096-1102, with the Christian knights taking control of Jerusalem in 1099. In response to the…

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  • The Crusades Research Paper

    The Crusades: A Catalyst for Exploration “God, glory, and gold--not necessarily in that order--took post-Renaissance Europeans to parts of the globe they had never before seen.”, states Larry Schweikart and Michael Patrick Allen at the beginning of their book, A Patriot’s History of the United States (Schweikart). Discoveries stemming from the Crusades’ driven hunger for gold and righteousness are explored in this paper along with contemporary examples of discoveries made to meet wartime needs.…

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  • The Crusade: The Failure Of The First Crusades

    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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