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    religion or class. Many of these types of wars have been unsuccessful in achieving this goal and only one notable, historical crusade has done this and has succeeded, but at a price. There hasn’t been a movement more momentous than the First Crusade. The First Crusade was a pilgrimage turned military expedition to Jerusalem that was sponsored by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clement in November 1095 in the aspiration to set out from the west to the recover the holy city from the hands of the Muslims. The aim of this paper is to examine the causes…

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

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    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 First Crusades

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    The Crusades From 1095 to 1291, Christians from the western part of Europe embarked on eight separate attacks against the Muslims in the Middle East. These attacks became known as Crusades and the main goal of the battles were to take the Holy Land and Jerusalem from Muslim rule and give it to the Christians in Europe. While many Crusades were launched against the Muslims, few were actually successful. The First Crusade started because the Muslim group known as the Seljuk Turks took over…

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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 Analysis

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    The First Crusade started in 1096 and ended in 1099. It began when the Byzantine Emperor Alexio I Komneos sought after military assistance from Pope Urban II because they were losing the battle against the Muslims in Turkey. The Western Church and the Byzantines were not on the best terms, and the church had no reason to help them. So, the Byzantines persuaded the church with zealous letters, and after some considerations, the church decided to assist the Byzantine Emperor in defeating the…

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    Pope Urban II started the First Crusade to help Byzantine Christians, to manifest papal authority, and to provide redemption for Christian souls. Thomas Asbridge¹ in his book, The First Crusade, explains that in the advent of the First Crusade in 1095, the papacy was slowly recovering. In the events leading up to the First Crusade, Europe had undergone significant political and social upheaval. The Church was divided with Eastern Christians following Orthodoxy and Western Christians following…

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    Crusade in the Middle East The definition of crusade is pilgrimage journey. The Crusades that were hurled on the holy land in 1095 at the convention of Clermont from Urban II speech to siege and defeat of Jerusalem in 1099 by the Crusaders (Kohler, 2013). This crusade commenced a new phase of affiliation among the West and the Near East. The first Crusade represented the war against the Muslim to aid Byzantines to take back control over the Holy Land. Many innocent people were…

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    The First Crusade had many parties involved like the Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Byzantine citizens. From these parties, Muslims and Christians had both unfavorable views of each other and antagonistic relationships. The relationship between the Christians and Jews was one of the killer and killed and the Jews reacted with dread, terror, and resentment. The Byzantine emperor considered the Christians family and considered the thought of killing them in battle “fratricide” . During the First…

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    The First Crusade “Wake up Darius!” yelled from outside the tent. I stood straight up and ran to the guard who yelled. “What’s wrong? Did the king die? Or, or…” “Nothing’s wrong you idiot, our lord called for us to go forth to the pope’s palace. “Why did he call for us?” I asked. “You’ll know soon.” replied the guard. Standing forth in front of the crowd, stood the pope along with some of the greatest lords. The pope explained how the city, Jerusalem, is the holy city where Jesus prayed…

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