The violence unleashed in the crusades caused great suffering for the Jews. Crusaders in the Holy lands also slaughtered Jews as well as Muslims. During the first crusade European Jews had to go through lots of persecutions. Some murdered whole communities of Jews.
The crusaders warred against the Muslims in Europe and North Africa, as well as the middle East. One important series was called the Reconquest, which was the retake of the Iberian Peninsula. Over time, it chipped away to the Muslim lands.
We crusaders will win
In 1400, Queen Isabelle and King Ferdinand wanted to unite Spain as a Catholic country.They sent armies against Granada. In 1492 , city fell and the Muslims lost Spain. Jew were also told to become Catholics, or leave the country. More than 170,000 Jews left the their homes forever.
We shall unite Spain!
King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella used the Inquisition, a church court to find out if the Muslims and Jews converted to Christianity.They used harsh ways to find out the truth. Many of the Muslims and the Jews were burned at the stake.
I declare the Muslims GUILTY!
The crusades affected the economy of the country because the king started to raise taxes to cover for the crusades.Many of the people were also wounded and most were killed.It also changed society, because the Monarchs grew more powerful.
Th crusades killed many of our people.Even our economy is bad.
The crusades benefited less to the Muslims than the Christians, because they were more advanced thus less to gain. They did drive the middle east away, but lost their lands in Iberia. This was a terrible idea as a number of Muslims lost their lives. The crusaders also destroyed Muslim property.On the other hand they did gain exposure to new weapons.