European perspectives during the crusades
Mr. Burruel 3/24/14
The europeans wanted to reclaim Jerusalem for their belief and to get the Muslims out of the city. They also thought that if they died fighting for the the capture of Jerusalem they would automatically go to heaven since they were fighting for God. Some of them thought that they would become rich because of the wealth that they believed existed in Jerusalem.
The Europeans thought that the cause of the crusades was to retrieve the holy land and receive a blessing from the pope. Another reason is that the Seljuk Turks invade Jerusalem so Europeans want to take the land away from them.
The crusades affected Europeans both good and bad they were introduced to roads. The European churches became rich because the priests were looked at as leaders and for advice and that made them rich.
The Europeans viewed some groups as unholy and they felt like if they were the good ones during the crusades because they were doing it for God. If they fought in the crusade then they were guaranteed to be able to go to Heaven by the pope.