The Crusades Dbq

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The Crusades were religious wars between Muslims and Christians that happened around Jerusalem and the Holy places of Palestine. For centuries, Jerusalem, which held a Holy significance to Christians, had been governed by Muslims, but they accepted Christian pilgrims because of the money they brought to the economy. Then, in the 1070s, Turks conquered the holy lands and treated Christians badly. Three thousand Christians were murdered and the Christians that were left were mistreated so much that it awakened the desire to rescue the Holy Land. The First Crusade began after the Turks also threatened the Byzantine Empire. Emperor Alexius asked Pope Urban II for help, and on November 27, 1095, in Clermont, France, Pope Urban II plead

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