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The Crusades

The crusades were a series of military expeditions carried out by Christians from all throughout Europe during the Middle Ages. The crusaders travelled to the Middle East in an attempt to seize the...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2019, 4:59 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2012, 2:31 am (UTC)

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The Crusades

The First Crusade, which occurred between 1095 and 1099, was the first attempt at recapturing the Holy Land. The military operation was initiated on the executive orders of Pope Urban II during a...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2018, 9:16 am (UTC)

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The Crusades

The Crusades represent a series of religious wars that lasted from the eleventh to the seventeenth century. Mostly, they took part in western Asia and were directed and financed by the European...

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The ideas that drove the First Crusade were born out of a general sense in Christian Europe that, because the first millennium was approaching, the return of Christ was surely nigh. As such, it was...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2018, 10:30 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2012, 12:04 am (UTC)

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In the feudal system, the Catholic Church played a huge role in the navigation of society, and the pope was considered a representative of God on earth. The kings and feudal lords thought that they...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2018, 10:16 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2012, 7:31 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2013, 1:48 pm (UTC)

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The Crusades

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,...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2015, 10:13 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2013, 3:14 am (UTC)

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