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    peasants were killed. The crusades were a series of many wars where europeans, peasants, knights, and all others went to fight against muslims over the holy land in the middle east. Very few of these campaigns actually succeeded in gaining any land and only the first one succeeded in gaining the holy city (Jerusalem). Many people went on these crusades unprepared and were slaughtered. old women were sometimes kidnapped by knights and used as servants by knights. The people's crusade, formed of…

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    Emperor of the West, was born at Salzburg, in Bavaria about 742, and jointly with his brother Karloman, succeeded his father, Pepin-le-Bref, in 768. In 768. Karloman died in 771, and Charles became sole sovereign. By his wars against the Saxons, the Lombards, and the Saracens of Spain, he increased his empire until he was until he was master of the best part of Europe. “Charlemagne was throughout his reign the champion of Christianity. He never rested until the Saxons were not only subjected…

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    Ayyub´s son Saladin; his ambition to expand this new empire is really a serious matter that we need to face in order to recover our territory and secure of christian states near them. Also, the Byzantine empire posses a neutral position in this crusade, we must ensure an alliance with them in order to get the middle east in the less disruptive way. Using our connections with my…

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    Throughout history, religion and war are often seen side by side, and some wars are fought as a result of religion. One of the best examples of these holy wars is the Crusades, where Catholics fought Muslims for control of Jerusalem and the Holy Lands. By the time Jerusalem was captured by Catholics at the end of the first Crusade, 60,000 died in Jerusalem alone. The deaths of innocent people was justified by the Church, who stated that it was ‘God’s will’ that they controlled Jerusalem. This…

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    Essay I. Three important reasons for the crusades were to acquire the Holy Land, salvation, and religion. The crusades were a series of wars fought between Muslims and Christians. It all started with the Christians being banned from Jerusalem and Pope Urban II talking people into war. Jerusalem is a very sacred ground for both Christians and Muslims, therefore it is important for all followers of these religions to visit at least once. The Christians before being banned, had to pay fees to get…

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    During the First Crusade, the Jewish people of the time suffered many violent attacks against them at the hands of the Roman Catholic Crusaders. The Anonymous of Mainz: A Hebrew Account of the First Crusade was written shortly after the end of the First Crusade, by an anonymous Jewish author. The author writes about the slaughter of the Jewish people by the crusaders primarily in the city of Mainz, but also in other cities in the Rhineland such as Speyer and Worms. Throughout the text, the…

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    After being conquered by the Crusaders, it is hard to think that the Muslims would be accepting of their new neighbors. Considering that they were not like-minded religiously and that there was still tension between the two groups, positive reviews of the Christians should be very little or obsolete. In a primary source from a Muslim named Usamah, it withholds experiences of how the Christians appeared to the recently conquered Muslims. He goes through several different experiences in which he…

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    Throughout the course of history Religion has played a key role in the development of human culture. Specifically, in the Middle Ages Christianity had a huge impact on western civilization. Without religion it is apparent that in some ways western culture would have suffered, but the absence of religion would not have been entirely dreadful. Religion has been the cause of some of history’s most senseless violence and today this is still an issue. In the Middle Ages, Christianity in particular is…

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    the Muslim army, which is defending their city of Jerusalem. War cries sound from both armies as a bloodbath is about to ensue. The crusader uses his The Middle ages were an era of brutal power struggles that would form the modern world. The First Crusade was a Christian attempt at regaining Jerusalem, the Holy Land. It stemmed further than this, however. Pope Urban II had heard word that Christians were being persecuted in the Middle East, and the Byzantine Emperor, Alexius Comnenus, pleaded…

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    The crusades are an example of this power, with over five major crusades and numerous other, smaller crusades that the Church commanded. The crusades started in 1095 when Pope Urban the second encouraged Christian kings to win back Jerusalem from the Seljuk Muslims who had taken the land in 1065 and had been killing Christian…

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