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THE CRUSADES POSITIVE INTERACTIONS
Updated: 3/18/2020
THE CRUSADES POSITIVE INTERACTIONS
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  • The Crusades were a series of religious wars between Christians and Muslims started primarily to take control of holy sites considered sacred such as Jerusalem, by both groups. In all, nine (including the Children's Crusade) major Crusades that occurred from 1095 to 1492
  • INTRODUCTION
  • The subsequent battles between the Christians and the Arab Muslims were considered barbaric. Millions of people, Christian and non-Christian, soldiers and noncombatants lost their lives during the Crusades.
  • Crusade battles
  • BATTLEFIELD
  • Consequences
  • In addition to the enormous loss of life, he wars also resulted in the destruction of cities and towns that lay in the crusaders’ wake.
  • FAMOUS PEOPLE DURING THE CRUSADE
  • Richard I or Richard the Lionheart was King of England and the central figure during the Third Crusade who was noted for his Courage and Prowess on the battlefield as well as his victories against Saladin, The Muslim leader
  • In 1291, one of the only remaining Crusader cities, Acre, fell to the Muslim Mamluks. Many historians believe this defeat marked the end of the Crusader States and the Crusades themselves
  • Life would've been hard enough for Medival and Muslim Knights as it is for modern day soldiers, as only 1 out of 20 soldiers would survive and make it to the Holy Land
  • DEFEAT
  • in the end. The Crusades failed to create the Holy Land that was part of Christendom, but in the process they changed the western world forever
  • In addition to the enormous loss of life, he wars also resulted in the destruction of cities and towns that lay in the crusaders’ wake.
  • Positive interactions(Culture)
  • Many Western musical instruments were copied from instruments that originated in Islamic societies, including the lute, the guitar and the violin. It is said that Spanish flamenco dancing was influenced by the rhythms of Arab music.
  • Notable displays of chivalry and courtesy to his fellow knights and enemies. Richard was extremely popular during his lifetime, and for centuries after his death, he remained one of the most well-regarded kings in English history. You could almost say say he was like a real knight with shining armour.
  • Tens of thousands of people (both soldiers and civilians) were killed in the conquest of Jerusalem. The Crusaders themselves suffered,historians estimate that only one in 20 survived to even reach the Holy Land. It is estimated that 1.7 million people died in total.
  • Muslim scholars taught European scholars many things about science and medicine. The number system they used (1, 2, 3, 4), based on place value, was more straightforward than Roman numerals (I, II, III) and made calculations easier to do. This idea enabled early scentists of the Renaissance to develop the ideas of the Arabic and Ancient Greek astronomers. We still use this numeric system today.
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