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    What were the most significant causes and results of the Crusades? Were the Crusades‚ on balance‚ a major mistake? Why or why not? By 1000 A.D.‚ Europe was coming out of the Dark Ages and into a period of expansionism. Agricultural advances increased the food supply‚ therein by increasing the population‚ which led to more wealth and commerce. In 1064 the eastern churches refused to submit to the Pope causing the Byzantine and Roman church to split. The last successful invasion of Britain was

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    The Crusades The Crusades were a series of Holy Wars launched by the Christian states of Europe against the Saracens which were Moslems. The Crusades started in 1095 when Pope Claremont preached the First Crusade at the Council of Claremont. The name Crusade given to the Holy Wars came from old French word ’crois’ meaning ’cross’. The Crusades were military expeditions by the Christian nations of Europe for the purpose of rescuing the holy places of Palestine from the hands of the Mohammedans

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    The Crusades Starting in 1095‚ the Crusades were a series of religious wars carried out by Christians who wanted to secure the Holy Land of Jerusalem. In total‚ there were approximately seven or eight Crusades‚ some condensed into one Crusade. Through the Christian’s efforts‚ the Crusades were unsuccessful‚ and they were unable to secure the Holy Land. As a result of a mass murder of Christians in Jerusalem‚ the Crusades erupted. • First Crusade- Ordered by the pope essentially as revenge for

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    territorial expansion and subjugation to the tenants of the Islam faith. The first two Crusades were‚ without a doubt‚ the most important of them all. “The era of the Crusades is one of the most important in the history of Western civilization. When it began‚ western Europe was only just emerging from the long period of barbarian invasions that we call the Dark Ages” (Jordan 133). These Crusades were the first time in western civilization that regardless of social status clergy‚ nobles

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    states “Accordingly‚ undertake this journey eagerly for the remission of your sins‚ with the assurance of the reward of imperishable glory in the kingdom of heaven.” The Pope is declaring that as long as Christians willingly participate in the First Crusade then there will be a place for them in heaven. Source C states‚ “we will cross over with Gods good pleasure and take from you lands in the strength of the Lord”. Based on this quote it is clear that Saladin and his people are positive that God will

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    The Crusades Leading up to the year 900 many groups destroyed the centers of learning in Western Europe. When about the year 900 came along there was a spiritual revival among the church clergy. The Church began reconstructing itself both inside and out. Both the Church itself functioning and also places of worship. One hundred years later‚ “holy wars‚” called Crusades were launched. These wars lasted for an extensive 300 years. Many problems stimulated reformation of the church between the years

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    Crusades After the Dark Ages‚ most of Europe was still in recovery from that time in history. The Christians and the Muslims started to develop religious conflicts over who could have access to the Holy Land located in Jerusalem. The Muslims cut off access from the Christians‚ which is what started the series of religious wars we know today as the first‚ second and third Crusades or: The Crusades. Pope Urban II declared the first crusade‚ The Christian plan was to go to

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    The crusades were holy wars fought by Christians in Europe and Muslims in the Middle East between 1096 and 1270. Generally‚ military campaigns against the Middle East trying to recover holy lands. The Crusades were often controlled by the Pope who had the power to unite all the Catholic nations against a common enemy. Europeans were willing to fight not only for Jerusalem but many reasons. They believed it would give them forgiveness of sins‚ a chance to travel and make money‚ defend the Byzantine

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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 military

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    Over the centuries many significant wars have faced political and economic turmoil. The significant wars are The Crusades‚ World War II‚ and The Persian war. The years leading up to the end of the eleventh century in Western Europe and Eurasia saw several different social‚ political‚ and economic factors that collectively contributed to the start of the First Crusade in 1096. Perhaps one of the most obvious and leading factors is the role that religion‚ specifically Christianity‚ played in everyday

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