Causes Of The Crusades

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The Crusades were wars between Muslims and Christians and started by whom would control the holy sites and was a series of wars from the 1000s through 1200s. The European Christians tries to win control of the Holy Land from the Muslims. Stating in 1096, thousands of Europeans took part in the Crusades. There were four major crusades and then the five other crusades were less major. The crusades were a series of wars in which Christians battled Muslims for control of land in the Middle East. In these wars there was a lot of blood and death in them. In these Crusades they would try and conquer Jerusalem and sometimes would fail at doing so.
They started when Pope Claremont Preached at the council of Claremont and the leading to thousands immediately affixing the cross to their garments. The word Crusade came from a word crois meaning cross. The first crusade freed Jerusalem from Muslim rule and established a string of European-ruled Crusader states. They were surrounded by Muslim ruled areas and lands, however, Arab counterattacks reconquered the last European outpost in 1291. The first crusade was from 1096 to 1099 and had four armies of Crusaders. Each one was formed from different troops of Western European regions. Some armies were Raymond of Saint-Giles, Godfrey of Bouillon, Hugh of Vermandois, and Bohemond of Taranto. Another group of Crusaders, led by Count Emicho, who carried out a series of massacres of Jews. In the 1050s the Byzantine empire was facing a serious

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