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    #1: Their influence was felt most by the people of the places and cities being raided at the time. In the excerpt from the Annals of St. Vaast, it emphasizes that these Vikings, “[d]estroyed houses, and razed monasteries and churches to the ground, and brought to their death the servants of our holy religion by famine and sword, or sold them beyond the sea” (Issue of the Day Para: 2). These raids by the Vikings most likely negatively effected those countries’ political and military development…

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    The Crusades DBQ

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    Fighting North, South, East, and West, but was all of this fighting really worth the pain? The Crusades were a series of expeditions sent by the leaders of each force to take back what was previously stolen from them; the Holy Land. Having control over Jerusalem was all that they craved. After time, this brings historians to question the fact of whether this was truly a fight that rooted from the love of religion or the love of economic power. While the word ‘crusade’ is defined as a military…

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    middle of the eleventh century, Seljuk Turks destroyed the Byzantine army in the Battle of Manzikert and then conquered Asia Minor (modern day Turkey); a further encroachment into the Byzantine Empire territory. By 1079 AD, the Seljuks conquered Jerusalem, thus wresting control of the Holy Land from the Christians. Faced with the Islamic aggression and expansion, Byzantine (Eastern) Emperor Alexius I appealed to Pope Urban II (who led Western Christendom) to support the Emperor’s efforts in…

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    First Crusade Dbq Analysis

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    “Deus Veult!"- God wills it! cried Pope Urban II’s audience in 1095 at The Council of Clermont. This Papal sanction 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…

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    DBQ Islam Expansion

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    How Islam Expanded Islam expanded in many different ways. However, it mostly expanded through harsh war, peace treaties and stipends to its followers. It began in Saudi Arabia and its neighboring countries. Islam eventually spread throughout the Middle East. One way it expanded was through war conquest. In Document A it states, “The Muslims… ‘Cut off the arms of these non-Muslims!’”. The document also states that in 636 CE, 24 thousand Muslims battled with Greeks in what is known as one of the…

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    Jonathan Phillips Summary

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    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 aid King Alexious I of Byzantine in order to halt the rise of Islam in the Near East. Phillips takes the reader on the crusaders journey that is fraught with successful and dithering Popes, nobles, and commoners…

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    Many people have heard the term crusaders but do not know what its definition is. “The term crusade refers to holy war.” (Bentley et al, pg 422) Crusades were people who would defend Christianity and fight for it when the pope declared the need. They are important icons of Christianity. There are many consequences of the crusades, both good and bad. This paper will discuss the impact and characterize the overall significance of the crusades. The intended use of the crusades were to reunite…

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    “God wills it!” was the cry of thousands of Christian warriors as they began the two hundred year battle with the Muslims to take back what they believed was their Holy Land. The Muslims had taken control of this land and put an end to Christian pilgrimages. This incited the furor of Pope Urban II, who declared the war which became known as The Crusades. The long course of this battle greatly affected medieval Europe and its civilization, and continues to stir up conflict and controversy in…

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    The First Crusade Essay

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    Europe as an entity within medieval times was strictly Christian and to understand this, it begins with the church. The church was the only voice between the bible and the people, this gave the church most of the power of how the common person perceived the bible and religion, this gave the church high authority over many day to day dealings. Christianity for 100 years had been a belief system unrivalled by other any other belief or mythologies. Islam was a threat to the Christian ideal, this is…

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    Another topic that is crucial to be spoken of in a dissertation on the subject of chivalry is that of the sacred side of knighthood. On the night before the person in question is to be knighted, that person would be locked up in a chapel, or a cathedral, along with his armor and sword, there to pray over them and ask God for His guidance and mercy upon him as he takes upon himself the mantle of knighthood. It was understood by knights, no matter what company they were a part of, that God was…

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