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    The crusaders went to the Holy Land many times. There were eight major Crusades, all of them were a failure except the very first one. The crusaders wanted to take back the Holy Land from the Muslims. The Crusades were a curious mix of God and warfare, two of the chief concerns of the Middle Ages (pg 289). The Crusades were based on the idea of a holy war against the infidels or unbelievers (pg 291). The Pope convinced a lot of people to go to the Holy Land to fight for it back. The crusader accomplished some things from going to the Holy Land, even though they only won one battle. Also, why did the crusaders continuously lose battles in attempt of taking the Holy Land back? Pope Urban II was the one to convince people to go to the Holy…

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    Holy Land Research Paper

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    Why is the Holy Land an important site for your faith? Moses- the Holy Land is where I received the Ten Commandments and is where God first started building the world Jesus-The Holy Land is important to me because I was born in the promise land and was a Jew, and is the homeland of my people Muhammad- The Holy land is important to Me because we have won the land with our superior faith. What is the holy book of your faith, and how does it compare to others? Moses- The Holy book of Moses’s faith…

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    Land, water, and religion have been resources that have been bitterly fought over since the beginning of civilization. Land in the Middle East, specifically the Holy Land, has seen particular conflict. Since, two groups have been fighting for control of the Holy Land. Following this thought the Jews and the Palestinians each have claim to the Holy Land, making the division of the area a significant source of conflict. The Jewish people lay their claim to the land based on birthright. They…

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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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    Popes. The Crusades were basically fought for the recovery of the Holy Land. They were ordered by Pope Urban II in 1095, and within months the first Europeans had arrived in the Middle East to rid the Holy Land of Muslims. One story particularly boosted the flames of morale and added to the religious zeal and zest of the crusaders. It was the story of Jakelin de Mailly, a knight who died fighting as a hero during a Muslim raid in Galilee on 1 May 1187. The story says he fought till his last…

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    The Crusades Pros And Cons

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    It was as if “God had devised a new instrument for mankind 's spiritual welfare to supplement all the long-established ministrations of the church.”8 “For centuries, Christians had held the Holy Land in high esteem, and pilgrimages to its holy places had become one of the highest acts of devotion.”9 During the years of the crusades, servants of God had a new way to show their devotion to God. Being able to offer your service and possibly your life, fighting for the Lord 's Holy Land was an…

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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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    The Crusades Dbq

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    for the most part. The only nation that remained threatened by the Arab advances were the Byzantines. This threat to the 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…

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    The purpose was worshiping at the tomb of Jesus, known as the Holy Sepulcher (Phillips 2014). While the Mohammedan Arabs controlled Palestine, they allowed this form of worship. Enter the Seljuk Turks who were a more aggressive and demanding form of Mohammedans, and would make it more difficult for Christians to worship in these holy lands; it became forbidden and dangerous to do so (Phillips 2014). There was a common enemy, however, in the infidel Turks. The Pope would reach out to the feudal…

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    Christian travelers. Byzantine used these misunderstandings to Byzantines ' own advantage to strengthen itself, during a critically weak moment for the empire. The crusades that broke out became many holy wars and lasted from 1096-1270. These holy wars caused a lasting impact on the economy and surrounding areas. Princess Anna Komnene accounts the byzantine emperor 's struggles, and how emperor Alexius was able to start a war that prolonged the life of the Byzantine empire. The crusades expanded…

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