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    The Crusades were a series of military campaigns that occurred from the eleventh through the thirteenth centuries. They were the result of the Turks' military defeats of the Byzantine Empire,...

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    While this question may seem obscure and unimportant, Alexius I’s action is actually quite important in Western history. This is because his request led to the First Crusade. Basically, Alexius...

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    When, in 1088, Cardinal Otho de Lagery was elected Pope, taking the title Urban II, one of his highest priorities was the capture of the Holy City of Jerusalem from the Muslims, who had conquered...

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    The experience of the Jewish people during the First Crusades, as with many historical periods characterized by marked increases in antisemitism, pogroms, and so on, demonstrated above all their...

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    The first crusade was launched by a coalition of Western European powers at the insistence of the Pope. The official reason given was to liberate Jerusalem from Muslim hands and free Christians...

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    The First Crusade, like the other crusades, was not organized militarily in the way that a modern military campaign would be. That is, there was no one leader who was in overall command of the...

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    The Crusades impacted the Renaissance through the ways in which they made knowledge from eastern cultures increasingly accessible to the Latin west. Much of Greek knowledge of science, medicine,...

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    If we are talking about who called the First Crusade, rather than who went on it, the only possible answer is Pope Urban II. There were two major motives that influenced the pope in his call for...

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    Sorry This is the answer.... The chief beneficiary of the Crusades was the medieval papacy whose authority and prestige was greatly enhanced by these expeditions. The popes stood forth as...

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    The First Crusade was called by Pope Urban II, who granted indulgences to anyone who would take up arms to drive the Turks from Jerusalem and, ostensibly, to relieve the Byzantine Emperor Alexius...

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    Positive: The eastern and western Roman Empires had gradually drifted apart due to differences in language (the Eastern Empire spoke Greek, the western Latin), religion (Orthodox vs. Roman Catholic...

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    There were several crusades spread over several hundred years, and the reasons they were initiated varied, although almost all were the result of Papal exhortations; in fact the First Crusade began...

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    The Crusades and the Templars can be said to have reinforced the ideology of feudalism by connecting the feudal elites more closely to the Church and to religion. One aspect of the ideology of...

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