Kingdom of Jerusalem Essays

  • Pros And Cons Of The Crusades

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    The Crusades were expeditions done by the Roman Catholic Church in alliance with Middle-Age Kingdoms and Empires. There were a total of nine Crusades during the period of 1095 to 1291, led by Saladin, Richard I "the Lionheart" of England, Pope Urban II, Frederick I the Holy Roman Emperor, etc. At first, the Crusades were a way to fight back the Muslims for their conquest of Jerusalem. The idea of the Crusade was a very good marketing strategy by Pope Urban II. It was told that any Crusader would

  • Alexius I Comenus Response To Pope Urban II

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    their minds last minute to attack Damascus resulting in a disorganized defeat. The armies are once again dividing, some staying and some returning home. Turkic ruler Saladin united the Muslim armies of South Asia and North Africa and has taken over Jerusalem. Three kings who have joined the crusade have not achieved much due to Emperor Frederick Barbarossa dying and King Phillip II returning to Europe. The lone king, King Richard I, failed to retake the city but instead has taken a deal from Saladin

  • Third Crusade Research Paper Outline

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    TITLE OF THE STUDY The Third Crusade and the tale of how three Kings set about to reclaim the city of Jerusalem from the Islamic forces of Saladin. OUTLINE PLAN I would like to understand the reasons for the Crusade. I would like to get a better understanding of the Islamic faith and Catholic faith pitted against one another. I would like to learn if the tensions are warranted or just needless violence in the name of religion. I would like to learn why there were so many of these Crusades and

  • Christianity And Islam Comparison

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    (difference) In early Islam, women received much more rights and freedoms than the females did in early Christianity. Evidence - The First Crusades was formed between the Byzantine Empire and Christian armies from Western Europe in order to capture Jerusalem, or the Holy Land. - Wars under the first four caliphs for expansion spread Islam rapidly, along the way, in the Middle East and

  • Compare And Contrast Fifth And Sixth Crusades

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    Fourth Crusade, the Fifth Crusade and Sixth Crusades were targeted at fighting all of those seen as enemies of the Christian but the final goal of the Church was still to recapture Jerusalem. The Fifth Crusade was sanctioned by Pope Innocent III, who called for all of Christendom to join a new crusade to reclaim Jerusalem, which was still controlled by the Muslims. The Pope believed that this crusade might be more successful if it was planned and controlled by the Church. not by the kings. The first

  • Pope Innocent III: The First Crusade

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    Holy Land and then to Egypt, but failed. Angry at the outcome of the Fifth Crusade, Frederick II of the Holy Roman Empire led the Sixth Crusade, which succeeded in reclaiming the Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1228. However, the kingdom was plagued by civil war that made it vulnerable to Muslim attack. After 1244, Jerusalem would never again fall under Christian rule-but that did not stop the Crusaders from trying. King Louis IX of France led two more expeditions, grouped together as the Seventh Crusade

  • What Role Did Propaganda Play In The Crusades

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    This paper is going to discuss the Crusades and what role religion played in them, ranging from 1096-1239AD. I will be discussing the meaning behind the most prominent Crusades as a religious cleansing, a penance, a devotion, and pilgrimage. I will mention some of the propaganda used for the Crusades to convince people to fight. I will expand on what caused the Crusades and how they were justified. The Crusades were religious wars commonly referred to as “holy wars” between the Christians and the

  • The Crusades And Effect Of The Crusades In The Middle Ages

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    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

  • The Seventh Crusade

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    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

  • Why Did The First Crusades Happen

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    begun a major campaign against the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His troops destroyed the Christian army at the Battle of Hattin and took the city. Such damage inspired the Third Crusade. On the 12th of July 1191: Richard and Philip captured the port of Acre. On August 3rd, 1191 Philip abandoned the Third Crusade. On 7th September 1191, Richard’s army defeated Saladin’s forces at the Battle of Arsuf. The Crusaders tried four attempts on the City of Jerusalem, but they were unsuccessful. On the 2nd of

  • The Crusades: The First Crusade

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    people gathered. In this speech, Urban II urged his hearers to take part in a military expedition to the East. As a result, the mighty papal-sanctioned armies captured Edessa, Antioch and Jerusalem. The Second Crusade besieged Damascus yet failed to capture it. The Third Crusade was launched to retake Jerusalem from Muslim commander Salah al-Din but was unsuccessful. However, Salah al-Din was willing to make peace with the crusaders by guaranteeing the safety of

  • The Advancements And Success Of The Crusades

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    Crusades were military expeditions that occurred during the twelfth and thirteenth century. The Crusaders were in conflict with Islam for thousands of years. The main reason and goal for the crusades were to conquer the Holy Land, Jerusalem. However, they were not able to achieve that goal. The Crusaders were unsuccessful in the short-term; however, they were successful in the long-term. From a political and financial point of view, the Crusaders were successful, however, from a religious point of

  • Eleanor The Queen Analysis

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    In the book, Damascus was chosen as the first location because it was closer and was thought to have been weaker than Jerusalem. Unfortunately, the Crusaders lost in battle and ended up retreating. This was the story told in the book, and according to an article by World History in Context, “the Second Crusaders saw a closer target, Damascus, a city controlled by the Muslims

  • Crusades Advantages And Disadvantages

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    based in the Holy Land. Essentially, there have been many debates concerning whether crusades were justifiable in bringing a certain order into the world. At first, the objective of the crusade that begun in 1095 achieved its objective following the Jerusalem capture. Christian invaders set up many Latin Christian States; while Muslim in the region swore to wage war against these Christian invaders. The proponents of these crusades emphasized that the princes saw the great need pertaining to the great

  • The Crusades Thomas Madden Summary

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    Western world. While Madden answers the question of what the relationship is between the medieval Crusades and the problems of modern Israel, his argument throughout the monograph follows a traditionalist account that of the Crusades as being tied to Jerusalem as a destination. However, it can be understood by the reader that Madden’s main argument answers the question, what were the motivations of the Crusades, and how have the Crusades contributed to Islamic rage and terrorism today? While many accounts

  • How Did The Crusades Influence The Evolution Of The World

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    King Conrad of Germany. There was poor communication between the two leaders and their forces were largely divided, as a result they both suffered crushing defeats at the hands of the Turks. Upon failing to secure Edessa, the crusaders marched to Jerusalem to regroup. There they decided to launch an assault on Damascus, which was occupied by the Muslims at the time. Once again, they suffered a crushing defeat, after which the crusading army dissipated. For these reasons, the Second Crusade is considered

  • Assess The Causes And Consequences Of The Fourth Crusade

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    proclaimed emperor as Alexios V. In 1204, the Crusaders and Venetians attacked Constantinople and sacked the city. Not getting payed infuriated the Crusaders. In 1193 CE, Saladin died because of yellow fever. After his death, Ayyubid took control of Jerusalem. The crusaders thought it would be

  • Important Events In The Crusades

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    Over the course of two centuries, the Crusaders and the Muslim Turks battled over the control of the Holy Land. In the end, the Muslims secured control over Jerusalem, ending the episodic changes of the control of this land until the twentieth century. From this crucial event, Europe’s interest in trade grew as a result of the new goods that the crusaders brought back from Middle East. New trading markets were

  • Comparison: The Crusades

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    in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries. There were four European crusades talked about; 1st Crusade, 2nd Crusade, 3rd Crusade, and the Children’s Crusade. The 1st Crusade began in 1096 when Pope Urban II agreed to help take back the Holy Lands of Jerusalem from Muslims or the Turks. There were many battles throughout Western Europe, Byzantine and Islam which were mostly won by Christians. The crusade was typically made up of peasants due to the numbers of soldiers. Even though the peasants weren’t

  • Medieval Military Movements: The Crusades

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    The crusades are the medieval military expeditions that pope Urban || issued to the European to stop fighting against each other and reclaim Jerusalem or the 'holy land" from the Muslims. Jerusalem was important as the saviour Jesus Christ was born there. The crusade started in the late 1000s to the 1500s. Pope Urban || convinced people to join the crusade with the promises of having their sins forgiven. Others joined for hopes of power, territory and riches. The peasants joined to escape the hard