A Brief Analysis of Two Strengths and Two Weaknesses of the First Crusade 1096-1099
GRIN Verlag, 2012 - 28 pages
Essay from the year 2012 in the subject History Europe - Other Countries - Middle Ages, Early Modern Age, University College Cork, language: English, abstract: The First Crusade from 1096 to 1099 A.D. was a military expedition initiated by Pope Urban II. with the goal to reconquer the Holy Sepulchre and Jerusalem, the holy city, for Christianity. Despite enormous threats, dangers and logistic problems, the Christian army finally succeeded. The aim of this paper is to analyse and to critically discuss the strengths which enabled the crusaders to succeed in the troublesome recapture of Jerusalem, and the weaknesses of this expedition, which nearly led to the failure of the holy mission...
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