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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...
  • Crusading Army
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    The Crusades: The Quest for Holy Land Of course you have heard of the crusades, who hasn t. The crusades were military expeditions launched against the Muslims by the Christians in an attempt to regain the Holy Land. They took place between 1095 A.D. and 1270 A.D. It was one of the most violent periods in the history of mankind. The start of the great crusades was on November 18, 1095 A.D., when Pope Urban II opened the Council of Clermont. On November 27, outside the French city of Clermont, th...
  • Lost Control Over The Crusade
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    The military expeditions planned and fought by western European Christians that began around 1095 are known today as the Crusades. The soul purpose of these expeditions was to overtake and gain control of the Holy Land, Jerusalem, from the Muslims. Deus vult! (God wills it!) was the battle cry of the thousands of Christians who participated in the event of the Crusades. It was Christian belief that fate was to gain control of the Holy Land for the glory of God. The origin of the Crusades was a r...
  • Crusades For The Land
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    Chase Mekalian Mekalian 1 The Crusades were Europe's version for "holy wars" during the Middle Ages. Over the period from 1095-1464, a series of military expeditions were fought to take back the Holy Land (Jerusalem) from the Seldjuk Turks. There were eight separate crusades, which took place during these years and created a huge impression on the world today. Although it brought a lasting uneasiness between the two religions, it caused trade with the East to flourish and feudalism became scarce...
  • Guarda's View Of The Crusades
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    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly The impact of the Crusades of early European history are the subject of much controversy. Through the examination of three different documents of those events, opinions of at least three different natures have been formed. One believes that these holy wars were indeed good for the culture, while another would insist that they were a sham, a hoax intended to simply strengthen the hold of the papacy. The other believes thatthe were possibly the greatest disgrace tha...
  • Third Crusade A Diplomatic And Forceful Leader
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    The Three Crusades There were three Crusades and they all took different routes from western Europe to Palestine. THE FIRST CRUSADE - The first crusade began in A.D. 1095. Pope Urban II mounted a platform outside the church at Clermont, France. The crowd shouted "Deus vult!" in response to the pope's plea. Knights and peasants alike vowed to join the expedition to the Holy Land. For knights, the Crusade was a welcome chance to employ their fighting skills. For peasants, the Crusade meant freedom...
  • Holy Land From The Muslims
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    Crusades Essay During the years 1095 to 1204, there was a series of campaigns led by the Christians to rid the Holy Land from the Muslims. The Holy Land was the area around Modern Day Jerusalem and Israel, which both Christians and Muslims considered to be rightfully theirs. Many battles and many lives were lost due to this terrible war. The Holy Land was supposed to be a place of worship and peace, the end of the Crusades turned it into a slaughter ground. The Christians, arrogant and cocky, ra...
  • Crusading Armies
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    Crusading, much like Imperialism in the 20th century, was all about expansion. During the middle ages however, it was more about the expansion of religion rather then power, or at least that's the way it was preached. Crusading by definition is"; a holy war authorized by the pope, who proclaimed it in the name of god of Christ. It was believed to be Christ's own enterprise, legitimized by his personal mandate" (1). This essay examines the background of the crusades to offer a better understandin...
  • Ideas Of The Crusaders
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    Contrary to many commonly held notions about the first crusade, in his book, The First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading, Jonathan Riley-Smith sets out to explain how the idea of crusading thought evolved in the first crusade. In his book, Riley-Smith sets out five main arguments to show how these ideas of crusading evolved. Firstly, he argues that Pope Urban's original message was conventional, secondly that a more positive reaction was drawn from the laity (due to the ideas surrounding Jerusal...
  • Later Crusades
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    Overview and Analysis of the Crusades The Crusades were military expeditions planned and carried out by western European Christians. The crusades started around 1095. The purpose of these crusades was to overtake and gain control of the Holy Land from the Muslims. The Holy Land was Jerusalem and the Christians believed that gaining control of it was their fate. The pope would gather the people together and incite them. The origin of the crusades was a result of the expanding Turks in the middle ...
  • Whole Crusading Army And Louis
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    Crusades, military expeditions undertaken by Western European Christians between 1095 and 1270, usually at the request of the pope, to recover Jerusalem and the other Palestinian places of pilgrimage known to Christians as the Holy Land from Muslim control. The name crusade (from Latin, "cross", the emblem of the Crusaders) was also applied, especially in the 13th century, to wars against pagan peoples, Christian heretics, and political foes of the papacy. Background The origin of the Crusades i...
  • Most Obvious Result Of The Crusades
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    In 109 The First Crusade was launched by Christians with the support of the Roman Catholic Church in hopes of recapturing Jerusalem from the Muslims. The Crusades arose out of feudal society in the eleventh century, offering crusaders freedom adventure and a possible economic gain. Pope Urban II gave a speech to the church leaders and nobles in France, telling them to rescue their fellow Christians from the Muslims. He promised them everlasting life in heaven if they went. The Crusades weren't s...
  • Control Of Jerusalem And The City
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    The Start of the First Crusade The First Crusade was fought because of the change from Arab to Turkish control over Jerusalem. This change had an effect on the people that were allowed to live there, and the beliefs that they could have. Since the city was important to Christians, Jews, and Muslims, this change affected very many people. When the change in power occurred, Jews and Christians were no longer allowed to live in Jerusalem. Pope Urban II gave a speech to encourage to volunteer to fig...
  • Crusaders To The Holy Land
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    The Fourth Crusade The Fourth Crusade is one of the most important of all the major crusades. It is thought to be one of the simpler crusades and to not be very important. It is easily misunderstood, and is actually a very complex and important crusade. After failing to recover Jerusalem by the end of the Third Crusade, the pope began to talk about a new crusade, the Fourth Crusade. Several events happened in Constantinople would then cause the Fourth Crusade to take a turn away from Palestine. ...
  • First Three Crusades
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    After the death of Charlemagne in 814 and the eventual collapse of his empire, Europe was under attack and on the defensive. Nomadic people from Asia pillaged eastern and central Europe until the 10th century. Beginning about 800, several centuries of Viking raids disrupted life in northern Europe and even threatened Mediterranean cities. But the greatest threat came from the forces of Islam. Eventually these threats became real. Battles broke out and these battles turned to wars spanning from 1...
  • Crusade To Recapture Jerusalem
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    The religious crusades consisted of a series of wars by Western European Christians. Their primary goal was to recapture the Holy Land (Jerusalem) from the Muslims. The Christians placed a sacred importance on the city of Jerusalem because it was the site of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The crusades carved out feudal states in the Near East, therefore these Crusades were important to the development of early European expansion and colonialism. This was the first time Western Christendom took...
  • Second Crusade
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    Well, I am glad that I am able to continue my story. You see, even before I was training long and hard to work for the title I now posses, being that of a knight, I was always quite dedicated to my Heavenly Lord. That is why as soon as I was old enough and finally dubbed a knight I went straight to the head guys and signed up for the second crusade. You see, I was religiously motivated to win this holy war, and take back our rightfully Christian Holy Land. After the successful first crusade led ...
  • Most Successful Crusade
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    In the eleventh century the Western people launched a series of armed expeditions to free the Holy land from Islamic rule. These expeditions are known as the Crusades and they encouraged growth of many towns and contributed to a stable political order in Europe. However, these expeditions could be seen as failures, draining resources and worsening relations with not only Muslims but also Eastern Christians. Motives for the crusades were mainly religious but also had other goals. The First Crusad...
  • Debts Of The Crusaders
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    Urban II presented his speech at the council of Clermont. The speech states his general arguments. Such as that you must be faithful do God and do as he says. As well as for all criminals (robbers, thieves) to be expelled from the church, and punished. For those who have been working very hard, shall be rewarded. Bohemund, an honorable man had come to him. He commanded honor and a place to rest. He spoke with the emperor in secret, with the emperor stating that he swears no to disclose informati...
  • Recapture The Holy Land From The Muslims
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    The Byzantine Empire controlled most of the land on the Mediterranean Sea in the AD 500's. In the 600's, Arab Muslims conquered Palestine, which included Jerusalem and other sacred Christian areas. However, the Arab Rulers allowed Christians to visit the shrines. Later, in the 1000's, Seljuk Turks from Central Asia conquered this area. The Turks destroyed the Byzantines in 1071 and the Turks became Muslims. They made it hard for Christian Pilgrims to get to the holy places. In 1095, the emperor ...

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