Causes Of The Crusades

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The Crusades were a series of religious wars fought between Christians and Muslims in attempt to capture and hold sites and places deemed to be sacred and holy. The Christian church had a total of nine crusades. These crusades all resulted in failure, but are successful failures due to the great change it had on the European society and the great change it had on their economy. The First Crusade took place between 1096-1099 when Pope Urban called for people to join together and help fellow Eastern Christian’s against Muslim Turks and take the city of Jerusalem. By 1096 thousand s of knights were rushing to the Holy Land under Gods will. This Holy army was able to capture Jerusalem in 1099, and then they split the land among themselves. They held these territories until 1144 when the territory known as the Country of Edessa was captured by Muslims which leads to the Second Crusade. The Second Crusade occurs between 1147-1149 when a secondary military expedition was called to the Holy Land to recapture the Country of Edessa. King Louis VII of France and Conrad III of Germany lead this Crusade. They tried to lay siege and capture the city of Damascus and failed, the German King then left the Holy Land with his Men. His French counterpart later did the same, so the Second Crusade came to an end, failing to achieve anything. The Third Crusade, also known as the Kings Crusade due to as many as three Kings taking part, Crusade took place between 1189-1192. The Third crusade was

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