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  • Crusades
    The Crusades were a series of military interventions by Christians in the Latin west to regain or conquer lands held by the Ottoman Empire. There were several different Crusades, starting in 1096...

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    The Crusades led indirectly to the discovery of the Americas in a number of ways. Among the most important of these were: The Crusades allowed Westerners to come into contact with scientific...

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    Few events of the Middle Ages, indeed, of any age, are as infamous as the Crusades. The Crusades were a series of armed expeditions by European Christians to conquer Muslim-controlled territory in...

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    Actually, there was no "greater respect" for Islamic culture or people as a result of the Crusades; if anything, the distrust and apprehension which marked each side became more pronounced. So...

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    The major victories of the First Crusade were won by employing the basic tactics of siege warfare. At At the vital city of Antioch, the crusaders nearly lost their army to starvation and disease as...

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    Like so many endeavors by knights in the Middle Ages, this crusade was not well organized at all. This led to its failure. There was no clear chain of command. Jean de Nevers, 24 years old, was...

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  • Crusades
    For a good and detailed discussion of this crusade, please consult Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror. The major crusader strategy was to besiege Mahdia. The city was on a peninsula, and the...

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    One of the major reasons that the first crusade was successful when compared to later efforts was the very fractured nature of the Muslim world at the time of the first crusade. The divisions...

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    The First Crusade was the most successful crusade. It was called by Pope Urban II in 1095 and got underway the next year. It ended in 1099 with the crusaders having captured much of the Holy...

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  • Crusades
    This was a crusade that took place in 1396 and is seen as the last of the major crusades. This crusade ended in a complete disaster for the crusaders, with Coucy and many other important people...

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  • Crusades
    As with your other question, a really good source to consult for this would be Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror. It discusses this crusade at length. This was a crusade only because the enemies...

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  • Crusades
    The effects of the Crusades are widely debated. Some scholars would argue that the Crusades did a number of things. Among them, the Crusades Broadened the horizons of European civilization. They...

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    First of all, please note that many scholars do not believe that the Crusades really did lead to Europeans having a "wider world view." Jackson Spielvogel, for example, says that there "may have...

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    I don't think it was for the expansion of European empires because I do not think that there was much thought that the Holy Land was a really great prize that would make any particular country...

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    The Crusades began in answer to an urgent request from Byzantine Emperor Alexius Comneus to Pope Urban II to rid the area of Muslim Turks. Most scholars agree that the Crusades slowed the advance...

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