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    Urban and the Council of Clermont There are many accounts of that day in November, 1095. Some were written by monks, others by bishops, and even a few by warriors themselves. Historians are constantly asking, "What exactly did Pope Urban II say at the council of Clermont to persuade Christians to set forth on such a difficult venture as the Crusades?" One man, an early 12th century cleric named Fulcher of Chartres wrote perhaps the best historical chronicle of the events at Clermont and the speech

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    First Crusades

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    between the Christians in Europe and Muslims of the Seljuk Turks in 1100’s. In the first document “Pope Urban II and the 1st Crusade”, Robert the Monk, based his analysis on the sermon that Pope Urban II used to address the Christians before the Council of Clermont, France in the year 1095. This sermon was to encourage Christians to give up the fight they had among themselves, and pick up arms, in order to wage war against the Muslims with the objective of recovering the “Holy Land” in Jerusalem. Meanwhile

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    Pope Urban II and The Crusade

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    his people, Pope Urban’s speeches claiming that “Deus vult!” (God wills it) encouraged many Christians to participate and take the cross. Pope Urban II naturally had a religious control over his people and when he gave his speech at the Council of Clermont in November 1905, he constantly referred to it as the will of God. His speech reminded them that the Crusades were their “concerns as well as God’s” . Throughout his speech, the Pope is constantly trying to align the need for men to fight with

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    Reform and Renewal

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    The First Crusade was called in 1096 by Pope Urban II. The reasons for the First Crusade was to help obtain Jerusalem known as the holy land. During this time period the Muslims were occupying Jerusalem. First Crusade contained peasants and knights’ whose ethnicities consist of Franks, Latin’s, and Celts which were all from the western part of Europe. To get peasants and knights to join Pope Urban II objectives in return of a spiritual reward called “remission of all their sins” which was to be redeemed

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    The Crusades Analysis

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    The Crusades were a very dark time in the history of Christianity. The years in which they took place were riddled with massacres, butchery, torture, and many other horrendous acts. It has left many modern scholars wondering why members of Christianity, which preaches peace, would condone such actions. They are left with trying to derive the motivations of the crusaders from pieces of writing that have survived. In this vein, a speech of Pope Urban II’s has provided an interesting avenue for investigation

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    to be aware of or present at the council of Clermont. A brief look at Fulcher will also provide an insight into what his opinions may have been and how this may colour his representation of the events. I shall also look at the message as we see it in Fulcher’s version of events and then at the overall view we are given from the evidence. I shall also look at the conclusions that ‘modern’ scholars have come to. Finally I shall look at the outcomes of this council and how much the outcomes reflect

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    What is it that makes a speech so powerful? Is it fancy wording, a pleasurable accent, or the message and reason for the speech in the first place? Take a look at a couple of speeches considered great from not-so-distant history. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech to over 200,000 people in Washington D.C. that was a massive push for equal and civil rights. Winston Churchill gave a speech to the House of Commons, urging others to yearn for victory as he did. But what makes these speeches so great

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    Why did Urban II call for a crusade in 1095? In order to establish reasons for Urban’s call for a crusade in 1095, we need to look at many accounts of the time, and find out what was happening in the rest of the Christian world which influenced both what and when he said what he did to launch the first crusade. At the time, religion played a major role in almost everyone’s daily lives, and the belief system of the afterlife was extremely strong. It was true that every Christian had a very vivid

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    Crusade, with a particular focus on the consolidation of the Western Church’s influence in Europe. Among the primary sources that will be consulted are the letter sent by Patriach Alexios of Constantinople to Urban, and an account of Urban’s speech at Clermont. Relevant excerpts from both of these primary sources, as well as contextual evidence and a wide array of historiography, will be taken

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    Pope Urban II Essay

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    Why did Pope Urban II call for the First Crusade in 1095? When Pope Urban II addressed a crowd outside the city of Clermont, announcing that Christians living in the East were suffering a truly horrible outrages in the hands of the Muslim and request for help from the Roman Catholic people. Urban II may had three possible aims, first to help the Christians that is living in the East to escaped from the abuse of the Muslim. Besides, he probably also have been answering to the call of the military

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