The Crusades

Essential question: why are the crusades considered an act of hypocrisy?

The crusades were holy wars fought between the christians and muslims.

                 The first crusades began in 1095, when christian armies from western europe responded to the popes orders to go to war  against  the muslims to reclaim thier  holy land.  The first crusade achevied its goal when the captered  jerusalem. The invading christians set up different christian states.  Muslims in the near by region vowed to wage thier holy war.  Deteriorating relations  between the  crusaders and christian allies in the Byzantine Empire  culminated in the sack of  constantinople in 1204 during the third crusade.  Near the end of the 13th century, the rising Mamluk dynasty in Egypt provided  a final reckoning for the Crusaders, toppling the coastal stronghold of Acre then  driving the European invaders out of Palestine and  out of Syria in 1291.

The return from the crusade( By Kari Friedrich Lessing)

The Crusades: Background

          By the end of the elleventh century, Western Europe had emerged with a significant power in its own right, though it still lagged far other as a significant power in its own right, though it still lagged far other Mediterranean civilization such as that of the Byzantine Empire (formerly the eastern half of the Roman Empire) and the Islamic empire of the Middle East and North Africa. Meanwhile, Byzantium was losing considerable territory to the invading Seljuk Turks, who defeated the Byzantine Army at the battle of Manzikirt in 1071 and also went on to gain control over much of Anatolia. After years and years of chaos and civil war, the general Alexius Comnenus seized the Byzantine throne in 1081 and consolidated control over the remaining empire as Emperor Alexius I. Mediterranean civilization such as that of the Byzantine Empire (formerly the eastern half of the Roman Empire) and the Islamic empire of the Middle East and North Africa. Meanwhile, Byzantium was losing considerable territory to the invading Seljuk Turks, who defeated the Byzantine Army at the battle of Manzikirt in 1071 and went on to gain control over much of Anatolia. After years of  the constant chaos and civil war, the general Alexius Comnenus seized the Byzantine throne in 1081 and consolidated control over the remaining empire as Emperor Alexius I.

How did the Crusades impact modern Christianity?

How did the Crusades impact Modern Islam?

Final Essential Question: How is the Crusades Considered an act of Hypocrisy?

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