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Simply put, the main goal of the Crusades was to bring the Holy Land under Christian control. The Seljuk Turks had taken control of the region in 1073 to form the Byzantine Empire. As a result, the...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2018, 1:25 am (UTC)

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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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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...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2012, 3:46 am (UTC)

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I do not claim to be a scholar regarding the Crusades; however, what I have read leads me to several conclusions. Most of the leaders, those who wanted the Crusades, were motivated by selfish...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2011, 5:42 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2012, 1:54 pm (UTC)

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In the Middle Ages, the territories surrounding the Mediterranean Sea were divided into either Christian or Muslim regions. Relations between the two faiths were not friendly, and the status of...

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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 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...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2012, 5:23 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2012, 2:06 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2012, 1:52 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2012, 1:12 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2012, 11:56 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2012, 12:54 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2012, 4:00 am (UTC)

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