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    The Fourth Crusade : The Byzantine Perspective The sacking of medieval Constantinople by the Crusaders during the Fourth Crusade was an event that shocked the people of the medieval ages and triggered a domino sequence that eventually led up to the destruction of one of the most beautiful civilizations in the history of mankind, Byzantium. The reasons behind the barbaric actions taken by the Latin Christians when they attacked their fellow Christians, instead of defending Christianity and the homeland of Jesus, were highly self-interested and conflicted with the original motivation to go on a crusade in the first place. Even though the Fourth Crusade had originally started in part to unify the Eastern and Western empire and take back the Holy…

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    In the year 1202 a new crusade was made and it was called the Fourth Crusade. The fourth crusade was created in 1202 and ended in 1204. It only lasted for two years and in those two years they did many things. The genuine creator of the Fourth Crusade was the well known as Pope Innocent III. Youthful, excited, and driven for the greatness of the Papacy, he revived the arrangements of Pope Urban II and looked for afresh to join the strengths of Christendom against Islam. No ruler or lord…

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    The Crusades failed to reunite the church and it insured the fall of the Byzantine Empire. The Fourth crusade was issued by Pope Innocent III who succeeded to the papacy in January 1198, and the preaching of a new crusade became the prime goal of his pontificate. He called upon Western Europe to lend aid to take control of Jerusalem by way of taking it from the south through Egypt as planned by Richard the Lionhearted. At the time of this call to action France and England were at war with each…

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    Historians have recognized there are two sides to the Sack of Constantinople in the Fourth Crusade. One side believes there was justification, while others believe it was wrongful. Those that claim there was justification view the actions of the Crusade as holy. Scholars recognize that crusaders saw the Sack of Constantinople as an opportunity to bring the state into Roman obedience and also to bring honor to the Church. In “Vows and Contracts in the Fourth Crusade” , Thomas Madden who has…

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    Keith L. Barnes Jr. March 10, 2016 CHHI 301-B11 The Crusades Many associate the Crusades as a dark period in Church history and are commonly referred to with disgust and anger. Most people associate the Crusades with religious persecution and unrestrained cruelty and death. However, despite the fact that there were definite atrocities performed, the Crusades began with a very noble purpose against a very real threat. Under the command of Pope Urban II’s, 1905 the crusades begin to merge efforts…

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    Before the time of the Crusades the Christians that lived had no arguments with the Muslims. Before the year 1200, 9 out of 10 people living in Europe were peasant farmers who had barely anything to live on (Biel). This meant that many of the people living in Crusading time were poor and had nothing. They didn’t have anything, but these men still went on the crusades. The royal people had all the wealth. However the noblemen and noble classes did not build their castles for luxury but more for…

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    The Crusades By: Kelli Floyd The Crusades had a massive impact on the development of Western civilization. The interaction between Christian Europe and the Muslims had many benefits to Europe. On the flipside, its interaction with Christianity had very negative impact on Islamic culture. An argument can be made to say that the Crusades may have caused Islam to enter into a downward spiral from which it still has not been able to recover. How Islam Benefited Europe Although the Crusades turned…

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    What rings a bell when you think about the crusades? Nice and really buff knights (in a sparkling defensive layer, obviously) or maybe just a group of guys going out to do the Lords work in a devilish world. Whichever it may be the Crusades were just wars not a group a people. Crusades impacted Europe both negative and positively in a number of ways. It also has left a lasting impact on the outside world. The First Crusade was propelled at the Levant with purpose of safeguarding Christians and…

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    unrivalled by other any other belief or mythologies. Islam was a threat to the Christian ideal, this is what gave the Vatican and the Pope the need for some sort of retaliation against the Islam faith. This idea of a religious fight is what lead to the crusades, the Crusades are defined as a movement against abuse. During the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries the Crusades the military expeditions of Western Christians to gain back control over the Holy land that had been controlled by Muslims. The…

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    The First Crusade The first crusade was called together by Pope Urban II, as their first attempt at taking the Holy Lands in 1095. It began as a widespread pilgrimage, in western christendom. It however ended with Roman Catholic Europe, trying to regain the Holy Lands taken in the Muslim conquest of the Levant. The Second Crusade A French monk, who went by the name, 'Peter the Hermit', created a mixed up army, that consisted of soldiers and peasants. Peter and his army created a People's…

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