The Pope responded promptly by calling Catholic soldiers to join the First
Crusade. The immediate goal was to guarantee pilgrims access to the holy sites
in the ...
After the First Crusade achieved its goal with the capture of Jerusalem in 1099,
the invading Christians set up several Latin Christian states, even as Muslims in ...
It is often assumed that the central goal of the Crusades was forced conversion of
the Muslim world. Nothing could be further from the truth. From the perspective ...
THE CRUSADES. Cause and purpose. In our time, there is much conversation
and commotion about the Crusades. There are two reasons for this. First and ...
With the official purpose of the crusade achieved, in the recovery of Jerusalem
and the Holy Sepulchre, attention turns to a problem of at least equal concern to ...
Although the main goal of the Crusades was to take control of Jerusalem away
from the Muslims, there were many reasons why European knights and others ...
What impact did the success of the First Crusade (1099) have on the Muslim, ...
their success as they reached their goal, the tomb of Christ in the Holy Sepulchre.
But were the Crusades equally to blame for the evil performed while they were
enacted, ... when this goes wrong) and so served something of a cultural purpose
May 6, 2005 ... A series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by
religious fanatics? Think again.
The Crusades were more complex than the simple and unfair invasion of Muslim
... for the purpose of religious conversion or to destroy heretical religious ideas.