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    While Christianity solely focus on the belief in one God and the blessings he gives us for complying to a set of mandates, Buddhism revolves around no belief in a higher power that is a divine entity, but rather reaching a higher self by following a path meant to lead them to enlightenment. Followers of the Christian religion take forth a big leap of faith and they mold their lives according to the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Buddhism holds the pathway Prince Siddhartha, or…

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    Medieval Europe as a society greatly shunned deviations from cultural norms or established religious orthodoxy. From this denouncement, persecution of minority groups was commonplace, and possibly even a defining trait of European society at the time. Notably, mistreatment of Jewish communities and supposed Christian heresies were the more common forms of religious persecution. Furthermore, even Christians could be subject to persecution, if certain individuals were accused of breaking ethical…

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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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    First Crusade Dbq Analysis

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    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 agreement to help this political issue and for the preaching of the First Crusade. The opposition of the 'Anti-Pope'…

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    Jonathan Phillips Summary

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    Jonathan Phillips has written an outstanding book that encompasses 200 hundred years of holy wars between medieval Christendom and Islam. Included within Phillips 434 paged book are black and white illustrations, notes, primary and secondary bibliographies, and an index. The reader will find an eloquently written book. The author begins his story with Pope Urban II speech at the council at Clermont in 1095. Author states, Urban II called for the recovery of Jerusalem from Islam and the need to…

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    The Turkish Letters by Ogier Ghiselin de Bushecq who was Flemish born and was appointed by the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire as ambassador to the Turkish Sultan's court in Constantinople in the 16th Century were written between the years 1555-1562. The letters give not only an insight into the Ottoman Empire’s superior military training in Busbecq’s eyes but also act as a lament of the Christian soldier’s lack of military disciple and the Christian forces use of heredity as advancement.…

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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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    THE FIRST CRUSADE The First Crusade was called in November 1095 by Pope Urban II at the town of Clermont in central France. The pope made a proposal: 'Whoever for devotion alone, but not to gain honor or money, goes to Jerusalem to liberate the Church of God can substitute this journey for all penance.' This appeal was the combination of a number of contemporary trends along with the inspiration of Urban himself, who added particular innovations to the mix. For several decades Christians had…

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    The Crusades Causes

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    The Crusades were holy wars fought between Christians in Europe and Muslims in the Middle East. The key goal of the wars was to take control of Jerusalem and away from the Muslims, but there were other reasons why European knights and other people wanted to fight. The causes of the crusades were that Pope Urban II called for a holy crusade after the Byzantine Empire’s emperor asked him for help in regaining land for the Christians who lost the battle of Manzikert against the turks who were…

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    Within the Early Antiquity period, the Byzantine Empire developed the majestic capital known as Constantinople. Within the city lies one of the world’s most intriguing monuments known as Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia, which translates to holy wisdom in the Greek, was formed during the reign of Justinian and his co-emperor, Theodora. It has been immensely transformed over the past 1500 years from a Christian Church, to a Muslim Mosque, and then to a museum; all while surviving multiple…

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