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The Crusades were a series of holy wars by western Christians to recapture the Holy Land form the muslims. The Crusades were started in 1096 and ended in the late 13th century. The term "Crusade" was orginally applied to European efforts to retake from the muslims the city of Jerusalem, the place more>>
that was sacred to Christians because it was the site of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.After a period of relative peace, in which Christians and Muslims co-existed in the Holy Land, Bernard of Clairvaux called for a new crusade when the town of Edessa was conquered by the Turks. French and German armies marched to Asia Minor
in 1147, but failed to accomplish any major successes, and indeed endangered the survival of the Crusader states with a foolish attack on Damascus. Near Dorylaeum, the knights had dismounted to water their horses when the Turks attacked. It was a slaughter. Those who were not killed were sold into slavery more>>
by the Turks. After additional major defeats, destructive storms, desertion and more, the disorganization, infighting, and desertion eventually led to a dissolution of the second crusade. In 1149, both leaders had returned to their countries without any result. more>>
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