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.
In 1095, Pope Urban II called for an army to go to the Holy Land, Jerusalem. This was what was later known as the ‘First Crusade’. A crusade is a religious war or a war mainly motivated by religion. The first crusade consisted of 10’s of thousands of European Christians on a medieval military expedition to recover the Holy Land from the Muslims. This doesn’t mean that the first crusade was just motivated by religion. Throughout this essay, I will be suggesting the main reasons of why people went on crusades and which different people went for specific reasons and why.
The Crusades were one of the most prominent events in Western European history; they were not discrete and unimportant pilgrimages, but a continuous stream of marching Western armies (Crusaders) into the Muslim world, terminating in the creation and eventually the fall of the Islamic Kingdoms. The Crusades were a Holy War of Roman Christianity against Islam, but was it really a “holy war” or was it Western Europe fighting for more land and power? Through Pope Urban II and the Roman Catholic Church’s actions, their proposed motivations seem unclear, and even unchristian. Prior to the Crusades, Urban encouraged that Western Europe fight for their religion but throughout the crusades the real motivations shone though; the Crusaders were power
One reason why the Crusades were more negative than positive was because they worsen their own relationship with the Jews and Muslims, or religious hatred, even tho they were bad anyways. Document 5 states that ”First, the long struggle between Islam and Christendom and the example of persecution set by Christian kings and prelates (bishops) left an inheritance of deep bitterness; relations between Muslims and their Christian and Jewish subjects worsened.” (description of some of the effects of the Crusades).This is (important/interesting/relevant) because even if the Christian and Muslims relationship was bad already the Crusades made it worse by the bitterness left and even the Jews now are in it because when the Crusades lost, they took their fury against the Jews and would slaughter and destroy their cities even though the lost against the Muslims. Document 10 states that “...which one of the Franks
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 more negative rather beneficial because of the religious hatred that they left behind and that they turned onto jews. Document one states,”...massacring entire communities,” meaning many people died because of the bitter legacy of the hatred of the religious.This is important because religious hatred is a legacy that was left by the crusades when they also failed in their chief
Many people consider the Crusades as wars of bloodlust, greed, and power. War can be described as an escalated conflict, most commonly over money or other resources. The outcome of war is usually the advancement of one society due to its newly acquired resources or knowledge. If one were to look at the Crusades, and their original purpose, which was to assist Constantinople and free the Holy Land from Muslim control, then one may make the conclusion that the Crusades failed. Although the Christians did not win over the Holy Land, Europe as a whole benefited greatly from the revival of East to West trade, and new inventions and innovations that arose during the time of the Crusades.
A major turning point in Medieval history were the Crusades. The Crusades were a series of wars fought between the Christian Europeans and the Muslim Turks, which occurred between the years of 1096 to 1272. In this Holy War the Christians goal was to obtain the Holy Land from the Turks, in which they did not succeed. Although the Christians did not meet their goal, many positives did come out of their attempt. Due to the reason that they did not meet their goal, yet numerous positives came out of their effort, many refer to this as a successful failure.
From 1095 to 1204, there was a war between the Christians and the Muslims for the Holy Land, Jerusalem. They fought bloody battles all over Europe, and these battles were called the Crusades. In the end, the results of the Crusades were more negative than positive. Two negative results were the bitter relationship between Christians and Muslims and how both Christians and Jews used religion to kill everyone.
The Crusades was a conflict between the two most popular Religions, the Muslims and Christians. There was a total of nine wars and begun during the 11th and ended in the 13th century. A question asked after centuries the Crusades have occurred is were the results a beneficial or a negative one.The aftermath of the Crusades is an obvious negative point in history. The Crusades gave many reasons on why it was failure than a success as many were killed for terrible reasons and created a bigger division and intolerance for each other's beliefs.
In the “Impact of the Crusades DBQ” essay it explains how the results of the Crusades were more negative than positive. Document 1 states that “They also left bitter legacy of religious hatred behind them.” This is relevant because
In the transition of the mediaeval times, one of the most important thing that occurred were the Crusades. Crusades that have a debatable point of view according to the influences that such created in the western world. Many historians think that the Crusades had a positive influence in Europe, but others do not agree with this idea. The Crusades started because of the Byzantine emperor who asked for help against the Seljuk Turks, who were Muslims. From there is the first negative consequence, and was that time after the same Crusades sacked the Byzantine empire because was the greatest commercial competitor. Furthermore, there are evidences which ones imply that
November 27, 1095 Pope Urban ll called the people of France to help him begin a crusade to free the Holy Land from the Muslims who had the audacity to control it. First Crusade was one of the first attempts to capture the Holy Land which was successful. The First Crusade was a military expedition undertaken by Christian the Holy Land from the Muslims. But the main question is how and why were the Christian Crusaders motivated to fight in the war, was is it to do with political reason such gaining money, power, papacy.
Every society in every age long for order, beauty, and truth. The crusades were a series of several military campaigns, usually sanctioned by the Papacy. The Crusades were an age that longed truth. They were originally, the Roman Catholic endeavors to re-capture the Holy Land from the Muslims. The violent and often ruthless conflicts propelled the status of European Christians, making them major players in the fight for land in the Middle East. The movement is best remembered for the causes that the participants and routes of major crusades, last the effects of the crusades and the highlights of the major of the crusades.
One of the long-term affects the crusades had on western civilization is the economic benefits. As discussed in one of the previous paragraphs, western Europe benefited economically of the crusades because of trade. This benefits the development of western civilization because it opened the opportunity to have long distance trade. Many of these trades were able to happen because of this accessibility to the Mediterranean allowing them to trade with the far east. Allowing