History Of Crusades The Holy Wars  

History Of Crusades The Holy Wars

Pope Urban II called a meeting of important clergymen in the year 1905. The meeting took place in the town of Clermont located in France. The meeting was in response to the plea of Alexius Comnenus, the emperor of Byzantine, asking for soldiers to fight the Turkish Muslims. It was during this meeting that the pope requested that the Holy Land be freed from the hands of the Muslims, and the attendees were in favor of this. As a result, this lead to the first crusade, which was the most successful out of the eight major ones. More...

 

The Importance Of The Crusades

The Importance Of The Crusades

The events in the 12th and 13th centuries had many long lasting effects on the civilization to follow. The seeds of animosity laid then on the basis of intolerance by different religions saw the beginning of the crusade. In this 21st century, we still witness bloodshed and hatred based on the same issue of religion. More...

Europe At The Time Of The Crusades

Europe At The Time Of The Crusades

One of the distinct events during the Middle Ages which spanned for 200 years from 1095 to 1291 was the crusades. There were nine crusades in all of which the first four were most successful.

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How Many Died In The Crusades ?

How Many Died In The Crusades ?

The crusade was a long drawn war which lasted for over 200 years. Can we then fathom the bloodiness of the war and the number of people who died? The anticlimax in this war was that it had the sanction of the Pope. The novelty of war otherwise would be to defend one’s territory or self-defense. In the crusade not only did the blood -shed get justified, it was also called ‘just’ and the crusaders were reassured forgiveness for their sins and a place in heaven in the event of death in war. More...

What Was The Goal Of The Crusades ?

What Was The Goal Of The Crusades ?

The crusades are a series of battles launched by Pope Urban II on November 27th of 1095. The goal was a huge plan to overthrow the Muslims ruling Syria, and attack Seljukā€™s of Anatolia and Palestine. A plan was hatched to take over Jerusalem's control from the Egyptians. The crusaders, who were nobles, built five different groups of armies, mainly from France. So in 1906, all noblemen from France set out to liberate the Holy Land. More...

Who Won The Crusades ?

Who Won The Crusades ?

The crusade was started by Pope Urban II in 1905. The main agenda of the crusade was to remove the Turks from Anatolia. It was also meant to restore Rome and the Byzantine Empire which was under a threat at that time. Jerusalem was considered as the Holy Land of Christianity, and the crusaders wanted to reclaim it. Who won the crusades is debatable, as there is never a winner in a war. Both sides faced numerous losses and miseries. More...

 

 

    
 
 


 

 

 
   
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