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The First Crusade (1096-1099 C.E.) was the most successful. The Second (1147-1148 C.E.), Third (1189-1193 C.E.), Fourth (1201-1204 C.E.) and Last (which came soon after the Fourth) Crusades were less successful and added to the tension between the Christians and Muslims...

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There were eight or nine crusades, though only the first four were of any importance. The Crusades were Christian military expeditions mounted to wrest the Holy Land from the Muslims who had conquered it.

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Two major effects of the Crusades were that the kings' authority increased and the Europeans learned about new things from the Muslims they encountered. During the Crusades, the kings increased taxes to fund the cause. Many peasants also left their land to fight, and wh...

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The Crusades spread Christianity, expanded the territories of many European countries, increased trade, spread knowledge and began an era of persecution and war against non-Christians that continued with the Inquisition. The Crusades also dramatically increased the weal...

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The Crusades resulted in an influx of goods, wealth and knowledge into Western Europe from the Byzantine Empire and the Muslim world. This influx was one of several factors that caused the Renaissance and Europe's shift from being a technological backwater to the most a...

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The First Crusade began when Pope Urban II and a preacher named Peter the Hermit convinced the European people that all the evil in the world was due to the fact that Muslim people had control over the Holy Land. Pope Urban II offered absolution or indulgences to any pa...

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The crusades were ultimately won in the East by the Muslims when the Bahri Mamluks conquered Acre in 1291. While crusades were mounted even after this point, political witch-hunts mounted against the Knights Templar by King Philip IV of France made further major crusade...