The Crusades were great military missions developed by Christian nations of Europe for the purpose of rescuing the Holy Land of Jerusalem from the hands of the Moslems. Jerusalem was extremely important to the Moslems and Christians at this time. Many religious events happened there, and many landmarks of both religions were located in Jerusalem. There were many Crusades some more significant than others, but in general the Crusades were very important to the spread of Christianity and religious based knowledge. The Crusades are an example of religious rebellion that is timeless and universal throughout the world.
The Crusades was a horrific time. Many people had lost their lives, friends, even family. The Crusades were a battle over the holy land, Jerusalem. The Crusaders, people who had fought in the Crusades, were Christians. They wanted the holy land because they believe that’s where Jesus had died and rose. They had fought against the Muslims who were defending themselves against the Crusaders. The Crusades had its positive outcomes as well as its negative results. Some may wonder, were the results of the Crusades more Positive or Negative? I strongly believe the outcome was mostly negative mainly because the Crusaders didn’t win the holy land, lots of lands were destroyed, and so many people lost their lives in the battle of the Crusades.
The Crusades were a group of Christians that Pope Urban II started back in 1095. They also had 9 Crusades, or 9 times when they would attack to get the Holy Land, against the Muslims and Jews, but mostly against the Muslims. During those battles there were both positive and negative. Were the results of the Crusades more positive or negative? The Crusades were more negative than positive because they worsen their relationship with the Jews and Muslims, or religious hatred, they destroyed and betrayed their closest ally, and their towns or cities were difficult to handle.
Founder of Constantinople, Constantine claimed the great Byzantine Empire and in turn inherited the new Holy Roman Empire. With the Edict of Milan in 313, Constantine proclaimed religious tolerance of Christians throughout the empire and soon the religion spread. Constantine then transformed the city of Byzantium into the new capital of the Roman Empire, which then was known and proclaimed as Constantinople. The new capital would profit from its location being closer to the east frontier, having then the advantage of better trading, and a militarily sound location being protected on three sides by water.
Before the fourth crusade, the Byzantium empire was very centralized government. There was a lot of unity between the government in the capital and the provinces. The main political effect of the fourth crusade was the fragmentation of the byzantine world. After 1204, the unity of the byzantine government was shattered forever and a new Latin empire was set up, which was very decentralized and fragmented state. The empire was shattered into many parts including the empire of trapezoid, the empire of Nicaea, the Despotate of Epirus and the Latin States (Latin empire plus crusaders’ controlled areas in central Greece) all of which were running autonomously. In terms of religious repercussions of the fourth crusade, many churches and monasteries
Going against modern day religious beliefs, in 1095AD the Christians went to war to claim the holy city of Jerusalem, massacring the Muslims in a bloody attempt to worship their God. Pope Urban II’s speech at Clermont inspired by claims made by the Byzantium Emperor encouraged the Christians to partake in the First Crusade in an attempt to liberate Jerusalem. The religious and economic factors were the most relevant to cause this crusade, with some influence from desired political gain and little from social factors unrelated to religion. The immediate consequences were positive for the Christians and negative for the Muslims, but the First Crusade launched an ongoing conflict between the Christians and Muslims which had positive and negative consequences for both sides. There are a number of relevant modern sources which examine the causes and consequences of the First Crusade, but, while there are many medieval sources, they do not explicitly discuss the causes and consequences of the war. In order to fully comprehend the First Crusade, it is necessary to analyse the religious, economic, and political factors, as well as the short-term, long-term, and modern consequences.
The Crusades were a bloody war that the church deemed holy and necessary for salvation of the knights soul. The Crusades are a highly controversial and very dark stain on the Catholic church and Hierarchies past. The war was brought to the church from there Roman allies who they had tense dealings with. The where seeking aid in the fight against the muslim turks. The church decreed there act holy and justified. The people who were under the churches thumb had no objections to the slaughter that their beloved God had suposably justified.
Lastly, After Saladin’s death, the Fourth Crusade was brought to by Pope Innocent the Second. The text says ‘The crusading army became involved in fight over the succession to the Byzantine throne.” This quote explains how the crusades wanted to start taking control of things and making things better for people. The text also says “The crusades greatest impact was political especially to help break down feudalism.” Most likely, the crusades would be successful or accomplish with whatever task they were
The impact of the crusades were more negative because they had bad reasons and because they fought nine times in the 13 centuries and many Christians were fighting against Jews. After the Christians and Jews fought the crusades still attacked each other.It also made lasting war between two religions.
The crusaders were unable to reclaim Jerusalem, so after the treaty was signed, Richard began to head home to England, signaling the end of the Third Crusade. While heading home, he was shipwrecked off the coast of the Adriatic. He attempted to travel through Austria in disguised, but was captured by the Duke of Austria.
The Fall of Constantinople happened during the Fourth Crusade initiating by Pope Innocent. Despite this new movement, “power struggles within and between Europe and Byzantium drove the Crusaders to divert their mission in order to topple the reigning Byzantine emperor, Alexius III, in favor of his nephew, who became Alexius IV in mid-1203” (HISTORY par 6). Due to Alexius IV’s efforts to succumb the church of Byzantine to Rome, he was strangled to death in 1204. This was the reason why the Crusaders forced warfare, which “The Fourth Crusade ended with the devastating Fall of Constantinople, marked by a bloody conquest, looting and near-destruction of the magnificent Byzantine capital later that year” (HISTORY par 6). During the Final Crusades,
- I think that the crusades more resembled a holy war because they visited many cities that they would have wanted to be a focus of spreading Christianity. Most of the crusaders reached Jerusalem which was a culturally crucial location for the Christians. Something that helps to identify the gravity of their religious feelings is the fact that they aimed to fight for holy land or Jerusalem. Essentially, crusaders began their journey because of their religious values and to reclaim an area that is significantly meaningful to Christians at the time, which is partly the purpose of soldier's journey. Throughout the crusades, the crusaders reached many similar destinations such as Hungary and France maybe to display the strength of their religion,
Throughout history from the two major religions people still believe today.The crusades failed to achieve their goal but still left a bitter memory of religious hatred behind them.In Europe, crusaders sometimes put their anger on jews,massacring entire regions.This is why my opinion is that the crusaders caused a negative impact in history.
The Crusades were a series of military campaigns, launched by Christians originally as an effort to reclaim the Holy Land. Each individual crusade had different outcomes, some more positive than others. Ultimately, neither Muslim nor Christian won. Whether or not the Crusades left a bloody or innovative wake in its path remains controversial, but it undoubtedly changed the course of history forever.
The fourth Crusade was one of the most astonishing turn of events during the Middle Ages. Each Crusade was called for one purpose, to reconquer the Holy Land from the Muslims. With that in mind, the fourth Crusade was disaster, not only failing to get anywhere near Jerusalem but then to attack and conquer two Christian cities, which had been unprecedented to this time. When discussing these points in history, it is important to discuss how such events came to be, and whilst the sacking of Zara and Constantinople are not in question, what is in question is how much of a role did Pope Innocent III did play in the 4th Crusade? Was he the mastermind, or was control of the 4th Crusade taken from him? This