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Crusades were war-pilgrimages proclaimed by the Popes, striving for the recovery and defense of Christian territories as well as the defense of the Christian people whom made up these territories. There is a modern belief that the Medieval Crusades were “a classic example of the evil that organized religions can do”. Furthering this absurd depiction of Crusades, they are modernly viewed as insidious, cynical, and provokers of aggression against the peaceful, prosperous, and sophisticated Muslim world. According Sir Steven Runciman, the author of the three-volume work, A History of the Crusades, the Crusades were morally regnant acts of intolerance in the name of God. In contrast to Sir Steven Runciman as well as the modern belief that the Crusades were a black mark on the history of the Western civilization but more particularly on the Catholic Church, the scholars whom lied out good histories in the past twenty years have come to the conclusion that many of these myths of the Crusades are as wrong as wrong can be.
One of the many myths, the Crusades were said to be the wars of unprovoked aggression against the peaceful Muslim world. This irrational proclamation of the Crusades is wrong firstly because of mass success that the Islamic conquest of the newly unified muslims under the rule of Muhammad that conquered two thirds of the Medieval Christian world. If anything the Muslims were the ones that were out for blood and instigated these wars against the Christian world. Thus calling the First Crusade, Pope Urban II called the Knights of Christendom to aid the Byzantine empire that were urgently calling for help against the powerful eastern Muslims conquerers. Instead of the Crusades who were said to be the provokers of aggressive war, they were actually called to be the defensive act to hold off the expansion of the Islamic conquest.
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