The First Crusade 1095-1099

The First Crusade

When Pope Urban II puce to his feet to address the multitudes gathered before him at the Council of Clermont in 1095, his amends was simple: letWestern Christendom march to the second of their brethren in the East. Whether the Crusades are regarded whereas the most enormous and unrealistic of modest expeditions or the last of the insulting invasions, they remain one of the immensely exciting besides colorful situation stories in history. The reasons seeing joining the Crusade varied widely – remittance from penance, a love to recognize the spiritual Places, greed for the dexterity further catch that command be captured. But the prize at the carry off of it all, be it spiritual or temporal, was the sanctified residence of Jerusalem. The journey’s vulgar zenith was the long siege of Jerusalem, at the achieve of which the Crusaders, by a adept tactical maneuver, broke down its defenses and poured preoccupation the city, which erupted in a bloody massacre. Steven Runicman’s History of the Crusades is justly acclaimed as the conspicuously complete and sublime account of the historic journey to save the Holy Land from the infidel. This abridgment makes accessible to a extended readership particular of the incalculably compelling historical narratives.

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3 Responses to “The First Crusade 1095-1099”

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  2. Baldwin « The Crusades Says:

    […] (1058 – 1118), a Norman cognised earlier as Baldwin of Boulogne and a head lay leader of the First Crusade, ruled as king of Jerusalem (1100 – […]

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    […] Godfrey of Bouillon (1060-1100), the French crusader was one of the principal lay leaders of the First Crusade and the first ruler of the new formed crusader state of […]

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