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  Crusade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 13th century crusades never expressed such a popular fever, and after Acre fell for the last time in 1291, and after the extermination of the Occitan Cathars in the Albigensian Crusade, the crusading ideal became devalued by Papal justifications of political and territorial aggressions within Catholic Europe.
The eighth Crusade was organized by Louis IX in 1270, again sailing from Aigues-Mortes, initially to come to the aid of the remnants of the Crusader states in Syria.
The Crusaders' atrocities against Jews in the German and Hungarian towns, later also in those of France and England, and in the massacres of non-combatants in Palestine and Syria have become a significant part of the history of anti-Semitism, although no Crusade was ever declared against Jews.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crusade   (4350 words)

Meanwhile the crusaders, revictualled by the Armenians of the Taurus region, made their way into Syria and on 20 October, 1097, reached the fortified city of Antioch, which was protected by a wall flanked with 450 towers, stocked by the Ameer Jagi-Sian with immense quantities of provisions.
The history of the Crusades is therefore intimately connected with that of the popes and the Church.
From the outset the Crusades were defensive wars and checked the advance of the Mohammedans who, for two centuries, concentrated their forces in a struggle against the Christian settlements in Syria; hence Europe is largely indebted to the Crusades for the maintenance of its independence.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04543c.htm   (14401 words)

 Crusades. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Crusaders, led mostly by French and Flemish nobles and spurred on by Fulk of Neuilly, assembled (1202) near Venice.
The Crusader Baldwin I of Flanders was elected first Latin Emperor of Constantinople, but within a year he was captured and killed by the Bulgarians and succeeded by his brother Henry.
The crusading period advanced the development of national monarchies in Europe, because secular leaders deprived the pope of the power of decision in what was to have been the highest Christian enterprise.
www.bartleby.com /65/cr/Crusades.html   (2318 words)

 The Bush Crusade
Here is the relevance of that mental map, for the crusaders were going to war to rescue the site of the salvific death of Jesus, and they displayed their devotion to the cross on which Jesus died by wearing it on their breasts.
Before the Crusades, Christian theology had given central emphasis to the resurrection of Jesus, and to the idea of incarnation itself, but with the war of the cross, the bloody crucifixion began to dominate the Latin Christian imagination.
The cult of martyrdom, even to the point of suicidal valor, was institutionalized in the Crusades, and it is not incidental to the events of 9/11 that a culture of sacred self-destruction took equally firm hold among Muslims.
www.commondreams.org /views04/0902-06.htm   (3872 words)

 Crusade (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crusade is a spin-off TV show from J.
Like Babylon 5, Crusade was intended to have a five-year story arc, although as Straczynski notes in the DVD commentary for A Call To Arms, it was intended to resolve the Drakh plague after a season or two and move onto other arcs.
Crusade was also included in Babylon 5: The Complete Universe, a set of all B5 shows and movies released in the UK on October 24, 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crusade_(TV_series)   (1692 words)

 RPG Vault: Crusade Peek #5
Crusade is a massively multiplayer project in which the Asheroth and Kujix control most of the main continents, Alganon and Harraja respectively.
When the overall concept of Crusades was created, we knew that this opened the door for massive and epic battles, and that we had to come up with an advanced system to manage all of the participants in the battle experience.
Crusade keeps track of many internal variables, including the amount of time a character spends in groups, and what they do while within a group - think of it as a "group point" system.
rpgvault.ign.com /articles/735/735615p1.html   (1168 words)

 New Catholic Dictionary: Crusades
Since the Middle Ages, the term "Crusade," originating from the cross of cloth worn on the garments of the participants, has been applied to all expeditions of wars undertaken, in fulfilment of a solemn vow, and directed against infidels, i.e., Mohammedans, pagans, heretics, those under ban of excommunication.
All crusades were announced by preaching, supposed a union of all peoples and sovereigns under the direction of the popes, and were granted indulgences and temporal privileges.
The Eastern Crusades, directed against the Mohammedans in the Holy Land and the most important of all these undertakings, began in the 11th century and continued till the end of the 13th, and are described as eight in number, which excludes two later expeditions undertaken in the 14th and 15th centuries.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/ncd02480.htm   (220 words)

 The First Crusade, an Overview
The First Crusade began on November 27, 1095, with a proclamation from Pope Urban II delivered to clergy and lay folk who had gathered in a field in Clermont, central France.
After six hours of fierce onslaught, during which the crusaders were driven back on their camp, the main army, led by Raymond of St Giles and Adhémar, appeared on the flank of the Turks and forced them to flee.
The crusaders were forced to flee, but inflicted sufficient damage on the Duqaq's army to cause him to abandon his march on Antioch.
www.brighton73.freeserve.co.uk /firstcrusade/Overview/Overview.htm   (2130 words)

 crusade - Wiktionary
Use of the word crusade for a campaign on behalf of a noble cause may be inadvisable for international use.
A “crusade” against, say, the deadly disease smallpox may be inappropriate in some parts of the world.
The comparison is helpful for understanding why crusade may be contentious in some parts of the world, but it is a superficial comparison and should not be taken literally.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/crusade   (170 words)

 The Real History of the Crusades
The Crusades are generally portrayed as a series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by religious fanatics.
When the Crusader County of Edessa fell to the Turks and Kurds in 1144, there was an enormous groundswell of support for a new Crusade in Europe.
By the 15th century, the Crusades were no longer errands of mercy for a distant people but desperate attempts of one of the last remnants of Christendom to survive.
www.crisismagazine.com /april2002/cover.htm   (3721 words)

Information is also online for Crusade for a Cure, an organization which has just grown out of the Save Crusade effort which will battle a medical disease every year in a fund raising effort.
Crusade is currently filming episode 11 already, so they are well on their way and doing fine.
After an episode of Crusade it written, the script is taken to about a dozen people at NASA who go over it and give scientific suggestions for how each planet, solar system, or other body should look like.
www.webcs.com /b5/crusade.html   (5035 words)

 Amazon.com: Crusade: Books: David Weber,Steve White   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Crusade is not of the grand scale that is found in the two aforementioned sequels.
CRUSADE shows some of these tough decisions (the final decisions of whether to invade the Theban world or simply bombard it to lifelessness had to bring parallels of the decision on bombing Japan, for example).
CRUSADE pits the human federation against a new alien species which considers itself saviors dedicated to saving Terra and humanity for the evil Orions who just happen to be uneasy allies of humanity.
www.amazon.com /Crusade-David-Weber/dp/0671721119   (2298 words)

 The Crusader Period
The Latin Kingdom of the Crusaders was that of a conquering minority confined mainly to fortified cities and castles.
After the overthrow of the Crusaders by a Muslim army under Saladin (1187), the Jews were again accorded a certain measure of freedom, including the right to live in Jerusalem.
Crusader authority in the Land ended after a final defeat (1291) by the Mamluks, a Muslim military class which had come to power in Egypt.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/History/Crusader.html   (409 words)

 The Cathars: What was the Albigensian Crusade ?
Like all crusades it was a war, declared by the Pope, (Innocent III), backed by the Roman Church with promises of remission of sins and a guranteed place in heaven.
The (unspecified) target of the Crusade was Raymond V of Toulouse and his vassels, but Raymond joined the Crusade himself.
After the initial sieges of Béziers and Carcassonne, the (mainly French) Crusader forces were led by Simon de Montfort and later his son Amery de Montfort, who were responsible for series of bloody battles, sieges and massacres.
www.languedoc-france.info /1206_crusade.htm   (574 words)

 Amazon.com: Crusade - The Complete Series: DVD: Alex Mendoza,Tony Dow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Crusade was a well casted series with the potential for a great future.
Crusade had the perfect cast, the perfect creator and primary writer (J. Michael Strazynski), wonderful characters, beautiful music, and it was killed before a single episode was aired.
Crusade was to be another arc of an unfolding story from JMS within the Babylon 5 universe.
www.amazon.com /Crusade-Complete-Alex-Mendoza/dp/B00061QJSK   (1956 words)

 CRUSADE - Cardiovascular Disease Quality Improvement Initiative Registry
Launched in 2001, CRUSADE is a national quality improvement initiative, designed to increase the practice of evidence-based medicine for patients diagnosed with non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE ACS) (i.e., unstable angina or NSTE myocardial infarction).
NCDR™ advises CRUSADE participants and those who are interested in participating in the NCDR-ACTION Registry™ to go to www.accncdr.org or call 800-257-4737 for more information.
CRUSADE also closed its enrollment on January 31, 2007 with a final enrollment of 205,048 patients.
www.crusadeqi.com /Main/AboutUs.shtml   (435 words)

 Interview James Carroll
The exact phrase which I cite in Crusade is "This crusade, this war on terrorism." To me, that was almost as revealing as if he had deliberately conjured the word.
BuzzFlash: The Crusades were an attempt to seize the holy ground where Jesus was crucified, but it went from a glorification of the resurrection as the hope of Christ, to a glorification of the death of Christ.
Because in the crusading time, internal dissent is not allowed either, and so all of this goes hand in hand with the Patriot Act and the new emphasis on uniformity in the United States of America.
www.buzzflash.com /interviews/05/05/int05022.html   (3681 words)

 The Christian Crusades: 1095-1291   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The era the Crusades the first began in 1095 with Pope Urban II's famous speech and the ended in 1291 when Acre, the last of the Latin holdings in Palestine, was lost.
The Fourth Crusade: The Sack of Constantinople (1204) The crusade was to be directed at Egypt, because the Crusaders believed that conquering it would be the key to regaining Jerusalem.
Crusades (The Catholic Encyclopedia) The Crusades were expeditions undertaken to deliver the Holy Places from Moslem control.
gbgm-umc.org /umw/bible/crusades.stm   (1699 words)

 TomDispatch - Tomgram: James Carroll on Bush's war
Below is a shortened version of Crusade's introduction (which will appear in print in the new issue of the Nation magazine).
Nor, given Bush's reference, should the most relevant fact about the Crusades be forgotten -- that, on their own terms and notwithstanding the romance of history, they were, in the end, an overwhelming failure.
The above is adapted from the introduction to his new book Crusade, Chronicles of an Unjust War, a collection of his columns since September 11, 2001.
www.tomdispatch.com /index.mhtml?pid=1781   (4209 words)

 Guide page: "The Babylon Project: Crusade"
Some behind-the-scenes machinations which will probably prove to be good Crusade trivia: On September 8, 1998, Ain't It Cool News ran a story describing a memo from TNT containing a list of proposed changes to Crusade, mostly focused on greatly increasing the amount of sex and violence.
In Crusade, we're really dealing with one force encountering others on a per-episode basis (mostly), so we've got 6 regulars/recurs, with a subset of reappearing characters (a la Morden, Bester or Corwin in B5).
Crusade will almost certainly to back to the 40-50% freelance mode, which is frankly my preference, and it's been that way on all the previous shows I've done.
www.midwinter.com /lurk/guide/113.html   (5906 words)

 ZNet |Foreign Policy | The Bush Crusade
That trail of violence scars the earth and human memory even to this day -- especially in the places where the crusaders wreaked their havoc.
The urgent purpose of war against the "enemy outside" -- what some today call the "clash of civilizations" -- led quickly to the discovery of an "enemy inside." The crusaders, en route from northwestern Europe to attack the infidel far away, first fell upon, as they said, "the infidel near at hand" -- Jews.
Despite the post-Iraq toning down of Washington's rhetoric of empire, and the rejection of further crusader references -- although Secretary of State Colin Powell used the word this past March -- Bush's war openly remains a cosmic battle between nothing less than the transcendent forces of good and evil.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=11&ItemID=6165   (3672 words)

 Crusades -- Helbreath Portal :: Your Official Source for Helbreath USA news, reviews, tips, and game info!
A Crusade is a Gamemaster hosted event, involving a catastrophic all-out war between the followers of Aresien, and the followers of Eldiniel.
During the Crusade, monster experience gains are greatly diminished, and some areas no long become available.
If you die during the Crusades, you must wait 5 minutes before you are allowed back on the battlefield.
www.hbportal.net /articles/crusades.hbp   (1122 words)

In a scene where distinctiveness and individuality were once kings, uniformity somehow found itself as heir apparent: Let's all sound the same, dress the same, and listen to the same ten bands.
In the midst of all this muck and mire, CRUSADE was born.
Crusade was formed, Susi cryptically recalls, "as a reaction to what was going on." As to exactly what was going on, he's not saying, but there is nothing that is the least bit opaque about his reaction, as the band's recordings and live show illustrate.
myspace.com /crusade   (1064 words)

 Crusade - Worlds of JMS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Crusade was the first spin-off series set in the Babylon 5 universe.
Crusade's premise is set up at the climax of the Babylon 5 movie "A Call to Arms".
The story of Crusade follows the crew of the Excalibur in their search for a cure to the plague.
worldsofjms.com /crusade/index.htm   (176 words)

 Welcome To The Official Site of Crusade Featuring Eddie Biegaj
It is claimed that these historic Crusades paved the way of our political menagerie of today, righting the wrongs and establishing a new foundation of political hypocrisy and destroying customary boundaries from which society was to exist.
This new calling for pioneers of a new age are forging ahead in the tradition of the original crusades, creating a foundation for other like minded individuals, giving everyone the chance to explore and experience the same old world with fresh eyes and without restraint.
CRUSADE is the band of today and the future.
www.crusadeinfo.net /main.htm   (1178 words)

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