Crusades

Crusades
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  • Christians: we should have the land because it is the place where Jesus was sacrificed and ascended to heaven
  • The Crusades were a series of religious wars fought between the years 1096 to 1291. There were a total of 9 wars yet only 4 of these wars were important to history. These wars were between the Christians in Europe and the Muslims in the Middle East and some of the countries involved were Isreal, the State of Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, and Egypt.
  • Jews: we should have the land because its the site where the ancient temple was built by Solomon
  • The first crusade was declared by Pope Urban II between the years 1095 to 1099. The Pope called for the first crusade against the Muslims who had taken the Holy Land away from the Christians, and the Chritians wanted to regain control over the Holy Land. 
  • Muslims: we should have the land because this place is where Muhammad met Abraham, Moses, and Jesus.
  • Suleiman the Magnificent 
  • The second crusade occurred during the years 1147 to 1149.The second crusade had started because of the fall of the County of Edessa that had been brought down by the Zengi forces and the Euroepans also threw this war against the Islams as a Catholic holy war.
  • The third crusade started in 1189 and ended in1192. In 1187 Saladin captured Jerusalem which was the main cause of the third crusade starting. 
  • Saladin was a Muslim political-military leader who led the Islamic army during the third crusade and was unable to defeat the England Armies 
  • The fourth crusade was the fall of Constantinople which occurred from 1202 to 1204.  This was the final crusade that really mattered in history.  This crusade was  started because the Christians wanted to take Jerusalem away from the Muslims.
  • The Crusaders failed to gain Jerusalem back, which eventually led into the Europeans and the Muslims getting along with each other. The Crusades resulted in decreaing the power of the kings, and the kings eventually increased taxes to fund causes. The Christian armies lost many wars, yet it lead to the economy and trading increasing.
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