Unit 6 State and Religion World History The First Crusade Essay

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Help me study for my History class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.

No plagiarism. I need an original paper. 500-700 words! Address each question. Please read the entire description below. Use sources listed within the link provided in the description! 12 point type, double-spaced, essay format. Thank you!

Unit 6 Writing Assignment: State and Religion


Even if you know little else about Medieval history, you have likely heard of the Crusades, a series of major military struggles between the European kingdoms and the rising Islamic powers for the control over the Holy Land (modern-day Israel, and especially, Jerusalem). But were the Crusades entirely about religion? And what was the impact of the Crusades on Europe, the Byzantine World, and the Islamic World both in the short term and in the long term? This essay is an opportunity for you to consider the origins of the First Crusade and its subsequent development in more detail through the eyes of eye-witnesses and subsequent medieval historians.

Please select TWO sources from this collection of primary sources about the First Crusade:

Based on your sources and their chosen topics of focus, please write an essay considering 1-2 of the following questions:

  1. What were the causes of the First Crusade? What was the role of Pope Urban II in causing the Crusade?
  2. Who attacked the Jews living in Europe during this period, and why? How were these attacks connected to the Crusade?
  3. According to the different historians, what were the aims and motivations of the Crusaders? Were their motivations entirely religious?
  4. How do different historians present the events of the First Crusade? Do they see the events as praise-worthy or problematic, and why?
  5. How do the European historians of the First Crusade describe their Muslim opponents?

Writing Guidelines:

  • Your completed assignment should be 2-3 pages in length (500-750 words)
  • You must write in complete sentences and paragraphs. Bullet points or lists will not be accepted.
  • Your essay should have a clear introduction and thesis statement that provides your proposed answer to the question prompt; body paragraphs; and a conclusion.
  • Please cite your sources internally using parenthetical citations or footnotes, and include a complete bibliography at the end of your paper.
  • Please see the format guidelines contained in your syllabus. There are also links to formatting information for APA, MLA, Chicago Style, and Turbian.
  • Be original - All papers submitted in this class are reviewed via, a proprietary software database that identifies unoriginal material in papers. Please review the syllabus statement regarding the penalty for plagiarism.
  • Refer to the GUIDELINES FOR WRITING ASSIGNMENT on the syllabus for additional writing assignment criteria. Please keep in mind, however, that where syllabus instructions seem to disagree with the instructions for this specific paper, please follow the instructions for this paper.
  • Submit your citations and bibliography within your paper. Everything should be saved and submitted in one document.

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Final Answer

Hi! Here is your assignment! Please use CrusadesEssayFinal.docx. The other file was uploaded by mistake. I used these primary sources: I cited Chapter 8 from the texts that you sent me in the third paragraph.Please let me know if you would like me to change anything. Thanks 😀

The First Crusade
The crusades were an important event of Medieval history were two religious
groups, the Christians and the Muslims, engaged in a series of religious wars over
gaining control of the Holy Land. The Medieval time period is characterized by strict
religious beliefs and practices that played a significant role in people’s lives from
various cultures. These beliefs were highly motivational and gave many people a reason
to fight and die for. This mindset was taken advantage of during the crusades,
particularly during the First Crusade when the pope declared unconditional absolution
for crusading, a decree the brought with it unforeseen consequences on yet another
highly religious group.
The First Crusade was caused by a major conflict over the Holy Land, which
consists of what is now Israel, between the Christian and the Muslims. At that time, the
Muslims had gained control over the sacred lands, making it unsafe for Christians
pilgrims to travel to those sites. In response, Pope Urban II declared war against the
Muslims. In his speech as the Council of Clermont in 1095, he states, “Al...

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