What effects did the Crusades have on the West?
The Christian Crusades
The Christian Crusades were a series of holy wars that were carried out by the Roman Catholic Church from the 11th century to the 13th century. The objective of these "holy wars" was to capture Jerusalem and its surrounding territory from Muslim rule.
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Arabic scholars had preserved and studied many of the Greek and Roman classics in Islamic universities, much of which had been lost or destroyed in...
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fromChapter 8 / Lesson 9
Despite the success of the First Crusade, the ventures that followed were disastrous. Examine the history and timeline of the failures of the Great Crusades, and the factors that contributed to complications in crusading abroad, and at home in Europe.