The Crusades And Effect Of The Crusades In The Middle Ages

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The Crusades
What were the crusades? The crusades were a series of wars between the Catholics and the Saracens which surprisingly we call Muslims now. The crusades started in 1095 when Pope Clermont preached the first crusade. In this exciting paper I will be talking about the different crusades and the effect they had in the middle ages. In the next paragraph I will talk about the first crusade then in the following paragraph, I will talk about the second crusade. Then in the next surprising paragraph the forth. In the consequent paragraph I will talk about the children 's crusades. The 2nd to last the minor crusades. Then in conclusion I will end this essay.

The first crusade lasted for 3 years (1096-1099). The first part was called The siege of Antioch. Godfrey of Bouillon, Duke of Lorraine, and Tancred, "the mirror of knighthood," were among the most noted of the leaders of the different divisions of the army. The expedition numbered about 700,000 men, of whom fully 100,000 were mailed knights. The crusaders traversed Europe by different routes and reassembled at Constantinople. Crossing the Bosphorus, they first captured Nicaea, the Turkish capital, in Bithynia, and then set out across Asia Minor for Syria. Arriving in Antioch, the survivors captured that place, and then, after some delays, pushed on towards Jerusalem. The Siege of Antioch had lasted from October 1097 to June 1098.

The second crusade happened in 1147 through 1149. There were a lot of different parts

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