CRUSADES


CRUSADES
   medieval religious wars in which CHRISTIANS sought to regain Jerusalem from its MUSLIM conquerors following its capture by the Turks in 1071.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • CRUSADES — CRUSADES, military expeditions of the European Christians in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries to conquer Ereẓ Israel from the Muslims or to repel their counterattacks. The explicit cause was the reports received from Jerusalem concerning the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Crusades — This article is about the 11th, 12th and 13th century religious military campaigns. For other uses, see Crusade (disambiguation) and Crusader (disambiguation). The …   Wikipedia

  • Crusades — a series of military expeditions between the 11th and 14th centuries, in which armies from the Christian countries of Europe tried to get back the Holy Land (= what is now Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Egypt) from the Muslims. The soldiers who… …   Universalium

  • Crusades —    The crusading movement began when Pope Urban II (qq.v.) called the First Crusade (q.v.) at the Council of Clermont in 1095. The object was to regain Jerusalem (q.v.) from the forces of Islam (q.v.), and to aid the eastern church in the process …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Crusades — A period of time in the middle ages from the 11th to 13th centuries where a series of military actions were undertaken on behalf of the pope and religious beliefs. Knights would travel to the holy lands from the Muslims. These holy lands were… …   Medieval glossary

  • Crusades — The crusades made up the sequence of expeditions mounted in Europe with the intention of freeing the Holy Land from Islam, and imposing Christian rule. The crusading movement is striking testimony to the influence of the pope throughout Europe,… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Crusades —    Started in 1095 AD, these were a series of holy wars launched by the Christian states against the Saracens. These wars began as an attempt to remove the Saracens from the Holy Land (Jerusalem), but was later extended to taking Spain from the… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • Crusades — Crusade Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Crusade, mot anglais signifiant croisade, peut faire référence à : Crusade, un album de John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers (#8 R U en 1967),… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Crusades — Cru|sades, The eight wars led by Christian European kings in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries to get control of Palestine from the ↑Saracens or Muslims …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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