1st crusade

1st crusade - 1st crusade (1096) Christians call to...

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1 st crusade (1096) – Christians call to re-conquer the holy land, Jewish communities are killed along the way be these crusaders a “warm-up” along the way Ritual murder/blood libel – Christians take Jewish children to use their blood – a complete fantasy – yet quickly grasped onto in this environment of broad negative stereotypes, and becomes self-evident fact that Jews take Christian children and kill them to use their blood for matzah Expulsion – king of England expels the jews, king of france expels the jews, in spain jews are told to convert of leave = Jewish diaspora , often travel to eastern Europe, series of persecutions, legislation against them and then expulsion. Deeply inbedded prejudice that results in discrimination, massacres, and expulsion, many great things came out of the middle ages but this is not one of them. Some countries are free of Jews completely like england Black death – plague that sweeps through Europe in which 1/3 of the population dies –
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