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Outlines of Medieval and Modern History; A Text-Book for High Schools, Seminaries, and Colleges (Paperback) Loot Price: R648 Discovery Miles 6 480
Outlines of Medieval and Modern History; A Text-Book for High Schools, Seminaries, and Colleges (Paperback): Philip Van Ness...
Outlines of Medieval and Modern History; A Text-Book for High Schools, Seminaries, and Colleges (Paperback): Philip Van Ness...

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Outlines of Medieval and Modern History; A Text-Book for High Schools, Seminaries, and Colleges (Paperback)

Philip Van Ness Myers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885. Excerpt: ... HOLY PLACES AND PILGRIMAGES. 179 CHAPTER III. THE CRUSADES (1096-1273). I. Introductory: Causes Of The Crusades. General Statement--The Crusades were great military expeditions undertaken by the Christian nations of Europe for the purpose of rescuing from the hands of the Mohammedans the holy places of Palestine. They were eight in number, the first four being sometimes called the Principal Crusades, and the remaining four the Minor Crusades. Besides these there were a Children's Crusade, and several other expeditions, which, being insignificant in numbers or results, are not enumerated. We will tell first of the causes that gave birth to these remarkable enterprises; then narrate with some degree of particularity the most important events which characterized the First Crusade, passing more lightly over the incidents of the succeeding ones, as these in all essential features were simply repetitions of the first movement: and then we shall close our brief survey by a glance at the causes which brought the movements to an end, and at the good and evil results which flowed from them. Holy Places and Pilgrimages.--In all ages men have been led by curiosity, sentiment, or religion to make pilgrimages to spots which retain the memory of remarkable occurrences, or have been consecrated by human suffering or heroism. Especially has the religious sentiment of every people made the birthplaces or tombs of their prophets, saints, and martyrs places of veneration and pilgrimage. Benares, Mecca, and Jerusalem attest the universality and strength of the sentiment among Hindus, Mohammedans, and Christians alike. Among the early Christians it was thought a pious and meritorious act to undertake a journey to some sacred place. Prayers, it was believed, were more efficacio...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Philip Van Ness Myers
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 252
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-87648-6
Barcode: 9781150876486
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-87648-4

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