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  • Crusaders Into The Holy Land
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    The First Crusade As the year 1000 A.D. was approaching the strength of Christianity in Western Europe was growing along with its population. The newly reformed and organized Church began to gain great power. A new Europe was being born with the Catholic Church as a force in every area of life. In Christian beliefs, the savior, Jesus Christ was to return to earth and bring judgment on its people. Many clergy members along with lay people believed this would take place in the year 1000 A.D... Kno...
  • First Crusade
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    "The Crusades: series of wars by Western European Christians to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims". (Encarta "Crusades") The Crusades first began in 1096 and ended in the late 13th century. The term Crusade originally meant that the European's would use all their efforts to regain the power from the Muslims. They wanted to retake the city of Jerusalem, which was holy to Christians because that's where the crucifixion of Jesus Christ occurred. Europeans later used it to allocate any milita...
  • First Crusade
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    Crusades The Crusades began in 1088 when Urban II preached the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont. The reason for such a mass following of people to leave their homes and travel to the Holy Land to fight is unknown. There are numerous plausible causes, which will be discussed in this paper. The reason the Pope preached the Crusades originally was the supposed threat of Muslim rule. In truth the Muslims and Christians in the Holy Land had lived peacefully for years, but the Pope was also a ...
  • Crusaders To Constantinople
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    First Crusade In The middle of the Eleventh Century The tranquillity of the eastern Mediterranean seemed assured for many years to come, but little did the people know what was ahead. This, thus embark us on a journey back into the First Crusade. In this paper I will be discussing the events that lead up to the first in a long line of crusades. I will also be mentioning the lives of some of the crusaders through letters that they wrote. The crusades were a time of confusion for most people, yet ...
  • Second Crusade
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    The Crusades After the death of Charlemagne, king of the Franks, in 814 and the following collapse of his empire, Christian Europe was under attack and on the defensive. The Magyars, nomadic people from Asia, ravaged eastern and central Europe until the 10th century. Around 800, several centuries of Viking raids disrupted life in northern Europe and even threatened Mediterranean cities. Nevertheless, the greatest threat came from the forces of Islam, very militant and victorious in the centuries...
  • Crusades As A Type Of Holy Wars
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    The crusades are a dark and terrible time for the Catholic and Islam religions. Both saw the crusades as a type of holy wars, both were fighting for their God. There is much information on this topic maybe too much. I had to narrow it down quite a bit. The best source that could be found and that was the most help full was God of Battles by Peter Partner. Most of the research I did was in this book. The crusades where a type of holy wars. Holy wars have been fought for centuries going as far bac...
  • First Crusade
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    Pope Urban II was responsible for assisting Emperor Alexus I (1081-1118) of Constantinople in launching the first crusade. He made one of the most influential speeches in the Middle Ages, calling on Christian princes in Europe to go on a crusade to rescue the Holy Land from the Turks. In the speech given at the Council of Clermont in France, on November 27, 1095, he combined the ideas of making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with that of waging a holy war against infidels. The First Crusade began...
  • Fourth Crusade French Knights
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    "Demon Theory" first and longest running theory of "deviant behavior" to see how ideas create beliefs, institutional authority, and social control methods used to exercise control. "Self-fulfilling prophecy" where belief define "reality as true in outcome as people act on beliefs" or W.I. Thomas theory. Religion and Sin dominant form of "deviant behavior" and Methods of "Social Control" from "demon theory" of possession. Body is invaded by demon, evil spirits, devil, etc. and possesses person wh...

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