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