Cole And Symes: The Purpose Of The Crusades

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Pope Urban II, delivered the first order for the beginning of a political and religiously motivated war known as the Crusades” (Cole and Symes). The Crusades took place from 1096 up until 1291” (Cole and Symes). The purpose of the Crusades was for the Christians to reobtain the Holy Land. Christian Byzantine Empire was being attacked by Muslim Seljuk Turks” (Cole and Symes). The Europeans captured Jerusalem in 1099. The Muslims came together against the Christians who were invading the Holy Land. The Crusades was about religious devotion rather than any other competing factors. The Islamic lifestyle was constantly spreading. Muslim was spreading so fast, it was competition for Christianity. Many Christians were being violently threatened near Jerusalem. Christians who joined the Crusade were granted with redemption” (Cole and Symes). The motive for the Crusade was religiously motivated. As the French monk Guilbert of Nogent wrote in his twelfth century chronicle of the Crusades, “God has instituted in our time holy wars, so that the order of knights and the crowd running in its wake… might find a new way of gaining salvation. And so they are not forced to abandon secular affairs completely by choosing the monastic life or any religious profession, as used to be the custom, but…show more content…
Christians were fighting to regain the Holy City, they had lost. The Muslims had took over what was never their property. No one wants someone to take over their sanctuary especially when the opposing party has opposite beliefs. Those who supported the Crusades had the most, supported it because they fought for their beliefs. The Crusade is similar to the March on Washington, Civil Rights Movement, and Indian Independence Movement. These movements are all similar in one way they all fought for what they believed no matter what it was, they had a purpose. The Christians wanted to regain the Holy City,

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