There is lots of opinions about the Crusades…..BTW there were 8 total but there were many minor battles that some could call Crusades.
We in the West know mostly about those Crusades that were successful…..for no one here wants to admit failure…..
The Crusades were a series of military campaigns organised by Christian powers in order to retake Jerusalem and the Holy Land back from Muslim control. There would be eight officially sanctioned crusades between 1095 CE and 1270 CE and many more unofficial ones. Each campaign met with varying successes and failures but, ultimately, the wider objective of keeping Jerusalem and the Holy Land in Christian hands failed. Nevertheless, the appeal of the crusading ideal continued right up to the 16th century CE, and the purpose of this article is to consider what were the motivating factors for crusaders, from the Pope to the humblest warrior, especially for the very first campaign which established a model to be followed thereafter.
Can anyone name the first clash of Muslim-Christian forces in the First Crusade?
The Battle of Dorylaeum, fought on July 1, 1097, marked the first full-scale military clash between the Christian armies of the West and the Muslim armies of the East. As such, it would prove to be an educational experience for both armies, one whose final outcome would have an extreme influence on the course of the First Crusade.
All the blood and death….were the Crusades a success or not?
To answer the question is this link to a book…..https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/168393
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