Crusades Reasons, Rise and Fall!
The crusades (as they are commonly called) were the name of marches performed by the Christians, with their sole purpose being to insure the freedom of the holy lands from Islamic and other foreign religions control. There were a roughly seven important crusades and a few less notable ones. During these marches the Christians would march to jerusalem in hopes to take it back , as well as take over any town and city along the way. The most notable crusades were the 1st and 4th march. However why did anybody sign up in the first place?
Pope Urban, the match that started the fire, This pope took the idea of pilgrimage to sacred sites to reprieve one of their ...view middle of the document...
Unfortunately for the pope he died 14 days later without knowing the Holy City had been taken.
During the christian reign in jerusalem there was absolute turmoil , mostly due to the fact that the kings didn't know what to do with it. Now while they did keep it in a livable fashion the city decayed. The kings didn't really pay attention to their subjects on top of that they didn't mind their debts. In all jerusalem had three kings during the time period that the christians had it.
Notable for the reason why the christians lost jerusalem the first time, a king named Renand took some islamic merchants goods, and in an effort to unify the islamic people a man named saldim raised an army to recover and purge the christians from the city near the lake Tiberius . The Fifteen thousand soldiers remaining in the city were destroyed, “According to contemporary reports Saldim set out the next day to besiege Jerusalem. However before personally beheading Renand.” (Saladin Recaptures Jerusalem, Paragraph 8)
Since then each crusade never reached jerusalem instead due to internal conflicts they die out. The fourth crusade being another notable event, sacked the great city of constantinople in addition to further dividing the Catholic church and the christian orthodox Church, which had been feuding during this time period about how certain issues are to be proceeded. Due to this separation it became increasingly difficult to congregate soldiers for these Crusades. Even more of a complication to the cause, the crusaders suffered...