History of the Crusades

The History of the Crusades-Dr. Khalid Yahya Blankinship



This session includes two pre-recorded powerpoint presentations that provide a detailed look at the Crusades and its historical impact.

This seminar will cover the following:

  • Background of the Crusades and why they occurred
  • Western European ‘Holy Wars’ with a look at Muslim Spain and the Spanish Reconquest
  • Holy Wars to expand the Roman Catholic Church and the early beginnings of European colonial expansion
  • The Crusades against the Muslims beginning with Christian successful attacks against the Muslims
  • The Rise of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi and the recapture of Jerusalem
  • The retaking of Jerusalem under Frederick II
  • A look at the Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Crusades along with other smaller efforts.
  • And much more

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