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First Crusade

The First Crusade What was the cause for Western Europe to implement the Crusades? To answer this, we must go back the 11th century when the Seljuk Turks made their presence known in the east by conquering Armenia, Syria, and Palestine. They soon moved on to Jerusalem where they burned down Christian churches and murdered the clergy and many Christian pilgrims visiting there. Byzantium quickly saw the Seljuk Turks as a threat, and in 1071, met them at the Battle of Manzikert in Asia Minor. The...

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Crusades: First Crusade and New Paragraph

The Crusades were a series of religiously sanctioned military campaigns waged by much of Western Christian Europe, particularly the Franks of France and the Holy Roman Empire. The specific crusades to restore Christian control of the Holy Land were fought over a period of nearly 200 years, between 1095 and 1291. There are several reasons for the Crusades, but the importance and relevance of some are debated by scholars even to this day. (NEW PARAGRAPH) In the Middle Ages, Christians considered...

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First Crusade

The First Crusade The First Crusade - 1096 - 1099 A brief description and outline of the Cause of the Crusades is as follows: The massacre of 3000 Christian Pilgrims in Jerusalem prompted the first crusade Religious Conviction of crusaders The Instinct to Fight The Preaching of Peter the Hermit The Threat of the Turks The Council of Clermont led by Pope Urban II - "It is the will of God" Leaders of the First Crusade The leaders of the First Crusade included some of...

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The cause and effect of the first crusade

of the Causes and Success of The First CrusadeReligion has served mankind for thousands of years in our search for meaning and direction. Religion serves as a way of defining our lives and providing a sense of meaning or direction, having done so since the beginning of time. While religion may appear to be a peaceful endeavor, it is an endless source of violence and bloodshed. The duality of religion is accurately portrayed in the Christian crusades. The crusades of the late antiquity exemplified...

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Muslim Disunity in the First Crusade

How important was Muslim disunity to the success of the First Crusade? Muslim disunity was an important factor which lead to the success of the First Crusades. This is because it meant that due to the Muslims not being united they lost many battles which helped the Christians recapture Jerusalem. However it can’t be said that Muslim disunity was not the only reason for the success of the first crusade, this is because there are other factors such as religious beliefs and the supernatural, such as...

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Jewish Persecution in First Crusade

slaughtered in the first crusade due to the religious rationale that the Crusaders were able to justify. The Jews were perceived as the murderers of Christ, low their involvement as bankers, and infidels for settling in with the Seldjuk culture. These major “vices” qualified the Jews to be slaughtered by the Crusaders through the Just War written St. Augustine of Hippo. St. Augustine of Hippo’s work on the Just War was a vastly important document in the rationalization of the Crusades and the victimization...

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Characteristics of the First Crusade

Characteristics of the First Crusade When the First Crusade was called by Pope Urban II at Clermont in 1095, he could not have envisaged the scale of religious fervor that his words stirred in the hearts of Christian Europe. The Gesta Francorum states “A great commotion arose through all the regions of France, so that if anyone earnestly wished to follow God with pure heart and mind, and wanted to bear the cross faithfully after him, he would hasten to take the road to the Holy Sepulchre…. When...

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The First Crusade: a success?

To what extent did the response to Urban II's call to Crusade in 1095 correspond to the pope's plans? "The remarkable success of Urban's crusade seemed to confirm his preaching theme that God was fighting with the crusaders" -Penny J. Cole This view, that the First Crusade was a great success, is still generally accepted today, as it was by contemporaries. The crusaders themselves, convinced that their mission had been achieved, "entitled their chronicles Gesta Dei per Francos, God's work done...

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DBQ crusades

Maria Luz Palma April 21st, 2015 Mannion period 7 DBQ The Crusades took place in the Middle East between 1095 and 1291. They were used to gain a leg up on trading, have more land to show hegemony, and to please the gods. Based upon the documents, the Crusades between 1095 and 1291 were caused primarily by religious devotion rather than by the desire for economic and political gain. They were different wars which afterward lead to cultural diffusion and urbanization....

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The Crusades

------------------------------------------------- CRUSADES The Crusades where a sequence of wars starting in 1095, and ending in 1291. A total of nine Crusades. It was a battle between the Christians and the Muslims, both sides having the same goal of taking the holy land (Jerusalem). The cause of the crusades was in 1095; the Arabs took control of Jerusalem, and shut off all the Christian and Jewish pilgrims from entering. Of course, different religions have different beliefs, and they both...

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