Friday, August 5, 2011

The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross

The Crusades were expeditions undertaken, in fulfilment of a solemn vow, to deliver the of restoring Christian control Christian Holy places from Mohammedan tyranny.

The origin of the word may be traced to the cross made of cloth and worn as a badge on the outer garment of those who took part in these enterprises. Medieval writers use the terms crux.

The crusaders came from all over western Europe. The main series of Crusades occurred between 1095 and 1291.

Watch this documentary:

Part 1

Part 2

Related posts:

The Third Crusade: Saladin & Richard The Lionheart (a video documentary)

The Crusades

The Real History Of The Crusades

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