crusades - The Crusades The Crusades were Christian...

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The Crusades The Crusades were Christian missions organized mainly to bring back the Holy Land on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The land was important to Christians because it was the region where Jesus the Christ had lived and Muslims had taken control of it. The Crusaders, who came from Western Europe, organized eight major expeditions between 1096 and 1270. The Crusades were a part of a broad Christian expansion movement. After the First Crusade, most of the crusaders returned home. The leaders who remained divided the conquered land into four states. These states, called the Latin States of the Crusaders, were the County of Edessa, the Principality of Antioch, the County of Tripoli, and the Kingdom of Jerusalem. In addition to these small states on the Levantine coast, Armenia and Epirus were other Christian states in the region. Armenia was northwest of Antioch and the two states soon became hostile towards each other. Epirus was west of the Crusader states and was the only Greek state to survive the fall of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2010 for the course HIST 1301 taught by Professor Daniels during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas-Tyler.

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