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To: ventanax5
The truth is, the reason for the crusades were as much political/financial as they were religious. There was loot to be had, which is much the same reason the muslims invaded much of Europe prior to the crusades.
9 posted on 02/20/2010 7:10:17 PM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: highlander_UW
“The truth is, the reason for the crusades were as much political/financial as they were religious.”

The article persuasively points out that the road to financial success wasn't likely to be found by mortgaging your lands and traveling 1500 miles to fight war hardened soldiers in an effort to steal their stuff.

19 posted on 02/20/2010 8:57:52 PM PST by TalBlack
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