The Seventh Crusade

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THE SEVENTH CRUSADE Crusades are a series of religious wars fought between Christians from Europe and Muslims in the region around the Eastern Mediterranean sea in the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries. The purpose of the paper is to analyze and discuss the political rationale leading the European powers to engage in the seventh crusade. The research question is what is the political rationale was leading the European powers to participate in the seventh crusade. The paper will argue that the seventh crusade came to Egypt by king Louis LV to exclude Egypt from the conflict about Jerusalem and to be able to recapture Jerusalem because at that time Egypt was a great economic and military power, the main defender of the Muslim…show more content…
53-67). The second evidence that Egypt was considered to be the main obstacle to the crusaders its ability to beat the fifth crusade which was promoted to Egypt in 1218 to control over it because that will help them to control over Jerusalem and the rest of the holy lands because Egypt was the main defender of the holy lands, but the Egyptian military has succeeded in confronting them by exploiting the Nile flood at the time when they tried to control over Al-Mansoura and bridging their way back, so the crusaders realized that they were in a deadlock and asked for a magistrate (Rickard, 2001). The second political rational leading the European powers to participate in the seventh crusade was to recapture Jerusalem after it was taken by Muslims in the battle of Gaza in 1244 because Jerusalem was considered to be the most…show more content…
All of that prove that Egypt was the main obstacle to the crusaders and the main defender of all Muslim nations because it managed to stop the invasion of the crusaders to the Islamic states (Richard, 2001). To conclude, the main political rational leading the European powers to participate in the seventh crusade was to recapture Jerusalem from Muslims after it was taken in the battle of La Forbie in 1244 because the crusaders considered Jerusalem as the center of the Christian universe because it has many landmarks of their religion and the second aim of the seventh crusade was to prevent Egypt from the defense of Jerusalem and the rest of the holy lands from the crusaders because Egypt was considered to be the main defender of all Muslim nations at that time, but the seventh crusade failed in achieving their aims and led to the defeat of the crusaders by capturing Louis LV, his soldiers and forcing him to hold a peace treaty with
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