The Crusades And Religious Purposes

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Dylan Boudreaux
Mrs. Martinez
English IV, 1st hour
April 4, 2016 The Crusades Although the Crusades began from religious purposes, they also lead to the moderation of Europe. During the Crusades the people built on a part of land that is now known as Europe. The start of the Crusades was because the armies of Christians wanted to go to war against Muslim forces to get the power of the Holy Land. They wanted to get back the power of the Holy Land so they would become “Soldiers of Christ” said Pope Urban II. During this time they also were starting to have problems with the church, because very many of the churches people thought that they were learning the wrong ways of the church. In the period of the 13th century they had very many things going on leading to the Crusades and religious purposes. The first Crusades began in 1095, when armies of Christians from Western Europe responded to Pope Urban II’s plea to go to war against Muslim forces in the Holy Land. Pope Urban II wanted to go to war because he wanted to free the people of Jerusalem and the Church of the holy Sepulcher. He also wanted to defend the suffering Christians of the East, and also to marshal the energy of the constantly warring feudal lords. The first crusade was the only one that they achieved their goal during with the recapture of Jerusalem. After the First Crusades achieved its goal with the capture of Jerusalem in 1099, the invading Christians set up several of the Latin States. With the
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