The Crusades: The Crescent and the Cross, Part I

We watched the first few minutes in class today.  Great video to bring the Crusades home and explain the reasons why Europeans decided to go on crusade.  Pope Urban II explains to Christians that they will be remitted of all sin, if they go on crusade and liberate the holy land from Muslim rule.   This included killing, as long as those killed are infidels.

In part two and three, the slaughter of Jews throughout Europe is profiled as Christians are on the move to the first crusade.
Part two is here:

Military historians reveal the harsh realities of life on crusade.  Crusaders needed about 6 years of salary to go on one crusade.
Part three is here:

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