Crusade

  • (noun): Any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11-13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on crusades, crusade:

Samite - Origins and Spread To Europe
... The Crusades brought Europeans into direct contact with the Islamic world, and other sources of samite, as well as other Eastern luxuries ... it was woven, died it was brought back from the First Crusade by Étienne de Blois and dedicated as a votive gift at the Abbey of Saint-Josse, near Boulogne ... At the time of the First Crusade, samite needed to be explained to a Western audience, as in the eye-witness Chanson d'Antioche (ccxxx) The Fourth Crusade brought riches unknown in the West to the "Franki ...
Shepherds' Crusade (1251)
... The Shepherds' Crusade of 1251 was a popular movement in northern France aimed at rescuing King Louis IX during the Seventh Crusade ...
Siege Of Jerusalem (1244)
... The 1244 Siege of Jerusalem took place during the Sixth Crusade, when the Khwarezm conquered the city on July 15, 1244 ... As context, Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor led the Sixth Crusade to the Holy Land in 1228, and claimed the kingship of Jerusalem by right of his wife, Queen Yolande of ... The Seventh Crusade under Louis IX of France was motivated by this massacre, but it accomplished little except to replace the Ayyubids and Khwarazmians with the more powerful Mamluks as the Crusaders' main ...
Chess Crusade
... Chess Crusade is a video game of the board game genre developed in 2008 by Slam Games ... Chess Crusade follows the game of chess featuring animations between chess pieces, as these medieval themed characters confront each other on the chess board ... and creative artistic style makes Chess Crusade a game that everyone can enjoy ...
Siege Of Constantinople (1204) - Legacy
... Eight hundred years after the Fourth Crusade, Pope John Paul II twice expressed sorrow for the events of the Fourth Crusade ... to the Greek Orthodox Church for the slaughter perpetrated by the warriors of the Fourth Crusade ... "We receive with gratitude and respect your cordial gesture for the tragic events of the Fourth Crusade ...

More definitions of "crusade":

  • (verb): Exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for.
    Example: "She is crusading for women's rights"
    Synonyms: fight, press, campaign, push, agitate
  • (verb): Go on a crusade; fight a holy war.

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