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American Intervention in the Arab Spring

Almost 400 years before Columbus touched American soil, Pope Urban II decreed that the salvation of the West lay in the East. At the end of the 11th century he launched a campaign to conquer Jerusalem promising deliverance as collateral and escape from an unfertile, war weary Europe (Peters 28). For centuries Western civilization’s relationship […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1880 Topics: Crusades, Democracy, International Relations, Iraq, Middle East, Nationalism, Ottoman Empire

The Worlds of Christendom

Contraction, Expansion, and Division Yao Hong is a chinese women who is one of many millions who has made christianity a very rapidly growing faith in China, along with many other Asian and European countries. The earliest teachings of jesus were outside of the european region. Christian Contraction in Asia and Africa In the Early […]

Pages: 3 Words: 977 Topics: Byzantine Empire, Catholic Church, Christianity, Crusades, Cultural anthropology, Islam, Middle East
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Jerusalem for Islam or for Christianity

Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt and Syria reclaimed Jerusalem for Islam. In response, Pope Gregory VIII calls for the holy war to reclaim Jerusalem for Christianity. In turn, three esteemed European kings respond to his call, the most significant member of the Crusade being Richard I of England as their leader. The Crusaders head for […]

Pages: 1 Words: 345 Topics: Crusades, Middle Ages, Middle East

Saladin: Story of a Hero

I am quite the history fanatic and an avid collector of books, and I have quite a few texts on Arabic/Middle Eastern history. While they range from ancient to modern, one of the most interesting people I have read about was Saladin, a Muslim leader (both military and political) who lived during the 12th century […]

Pages: 1 Words: 385 Topics: Crusades, Islam, Middle Ages, Middle East

Islam and the West: Conflict, Conversion or Coexistence?

The history of Islam is inseparable from the history of Islamic society, Islamic system and Islamic civilization. The historical reality of Islam is also reflected in these histories. The history of Islam is characterized by dynamism and political change. Abu Barker’s greatest contribution was to suppress tribal uprisings and maintain the unity of the new […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1200 Topics: Christianity, Cold War, Crusades, Freedom of Religion, History of Islam, Islam, Middle East

History : Franks would be Classified as Barbarians by the Islamic Point of View

We have now reached a point in history where the lines that define the difference between barbaric and civilized, become a little blury. The two major players of the crusades, being the Christians and Muslims, both demonstrated aspects consider civilized and barbaric within their societies. The Islamic perspective recounts a different side of the story […]

Pages: 2 Words: 545 Topics: Crusades, Islam, Middle Ages, Middle East

King Baldwin IV Versus Saladin

The Kingdom of Jerusalem was a Crusade that occurred in the eastern Baltic area in the years 1182-1187. The knowledge available today regarding this Crusade is from accredited historian William of Tyre’s Chronicle of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. He serves as a great source because he mentored Baldwin IV, one of the kings of Jerusalem […]

Pages: 2 Words: 486 Topics: Crusades, Middle Ages, Middle East

The Start of the First Crusade – Umayyad and Abbasid Dynasty

Part A1 The start of the first Crusade was that the followers of popular preachers believed they were witnessing mankind’s last days and that a messianic figure would destroy the Muslims who were “infidel” and free the Holy Land. This inspired thousands of people to leave and march toward Jerusalem. The followers believed their faith […]

Pages: 2 Words: 561 Topics: Crusades, Islam, Middle East, Silk Road

Fulker of Chartres about Crusades

“In response to the defeat of the Byzantines, in section 3 of “Fulker of Chartres,” it says that the Pope had addressed Christendom saying that they need to come together to defend against the oncoming invasions of Muslim armies. This proves that the Crusades were a retaliation of lost land and Christian lives to the […]

Pages: 2 Words: 709 Topics: Christianity, Crusades, Knight, Middle Ages, Middle East

Remembering the Crusade for the Holy Land

In the year of our Lord, 1095, Alexios I appealed to Pope Urban II to send soldiers to the Holy Land. The Pope sought to regain the Holy Lands for Christian use, such as preserving the religious monuments of the Christian faith, for Jerusalem had been overtaken by extremists of the Islamic religion. A crusade […]

Pages: 1 Words: 350 Topics: Christianity, Crusades, Middle Ages, Middle East

Franks Classified as Barbarians

“In comparison to Christian accounts, the Islamic perspective recounts a different side of the story about the Crusades than our previously studied Christian perspective. This perspective includes the alliances made, trade, and exchange of ideas and technology between Muslims and Christian crusaders. Christian and Muslim sources are so discordant because Muslim sources don’t recognize the […]

Pages: 2 Words: 505 Topics: Christianity, Conflicts, Crusades, Islam, Middle Ages, Middle East

What Led to the Crusades

“A huge turning point in Medieval history are the Crusades. The Crusades were a series of wars fought between the Christian/Europeans and the Turks and Muslims. These happened between the years of 1096-1272.”God looks after the the Crusaders and will keep at least one of my boys safe”(grant 93), the Christians wanted the Holy Land […]

Pages: 1 Words: 449 Topics: Byzantine Empire, Crusades, Middle Ages, Middle East, Ottoman Empire

Andalusia Arabic Country

Andalusia is an ancient name of the peninsula of the Iberian Islands. Currently, there are two countries, Portugal and Spain. The first battle for Muslims there was in 92 AH and after that was opened Andalusia in 107 AH after the victory of Tariq ibn Ziyad on the loot of the gothic unjust king is […]

Pages: 2 Words: 458 Topics: Crusades, Islam, Middle East

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