Christians and the Crusades
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The paper discusses Pope Urban II's call to Crusade and the altruistic or self-centered motivations Christians had for joining. The paper then shows how, although the objectives are in many ways reversed, the contemporary jihadist is similar to the medieval Christian Crusader.
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- James, Douglas. "Christians and the First Crusade: Douglas James Explain Why So Many in the Christian West Answered Urban II's Call to Arms Following the Council of Clermont in 1095." History Review (2005): 34+.
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