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El Castillo de Almourol, fortaleza del siglo XII en tierras portuguesas.

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El Castillo de Almourol, fortaleza del siglo XII en tierras portuguesas.

2010 Cook Islands 25 gr $5 silver coin - History of The Crusades: Second Crusade, Louis VII of France (antique finish).

2010 Cook Islands 25 gr $5 silver coin - History of The Crusades: Second Crusade, Louis VII of France (antique finish).

The Second Crusade occurred a little under a half a century after the First Crusade. The Second Crusade was primarily spurred on by a need to reinforce Jerusalem against Turkish Muslim invaders who threatened to retake the city from the Europeans who had conquered it during the First Crusade. Pope Eugene III urged Christians in Europe to aid Jerusalem.

The Second Crusade occurred a little under a half a century after the First Crusade. The Second Crusade was primarily spurred on by a need to reinforce Jerusalem against Turkish Muslim invaders who threatened to retake the city from the Europeans who had conquered it during the First Crusade. Pope Eugene III urged Christians in Europe to aid Jerusalem.

Detail of a miniature of Louis IX sailing off on his second crusade, from the Chroniques de France ou de St Denis, France (Paris), after 1332 and before 1350

Detail of a miniature of Louis IX sailing off on his second crusade, from the Chroniques de France ou de St Denis, France (Paris), after 1332 and before 1350

TRULLI IN HARRAN MOST CURIOUSLY, IN THE 12TH CENTURY, WHEN SANLIURFA WAS A CHRISTIAN KINGDOM THAT WENT BY THE NAME OF EDESSA, IT ATTRACTED THE ATTENTION OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME SIGNIFICANCE IN ST BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX, AND NOT THE POPE, PREACHING THE SECOND CRUSADE AT VEZELAY IN EASTERN FRANCE, NOT IN ORDER TO DEFEND JERUSALEM BUT TO RESCUE EDESSA AFTER ITS CAPTURE BY THE SELJUK TURKS IN 1145.

TRULLI IN HARRAN MOST CURIOUSLY, IN THE 12TH CENTURY, WHEN SANLIURFA WAS A CHRISTIAN KINGDOM THAT WENT BY THE NAME OF EDESSA, IT ATTRACTED THE ATTENTION OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME SIGNIFICANCE IN ST BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX, AND NOT THE POPE, PREACHING THE SECOND CRUSADE AT VEZELAY IN EASTERN FRANCE, NOT IN ORDER TO DEFEND JERUSALEM BUT TO RESCUE EDESSA AFTER ITS CAPTURE BY THE SELJUK TURKS IN 1145.

The Second Crusade was announced by Pope Eugene III, and was the first of the crusades to be led by European kings, namely Louis VII of France and Conrad III of Germany, with help from a number of other European nobles.

The Second Crusade was announced by Pope Eugene III, and was the first of the crusades to be led by European kings, namely Louis VII of France and Conrad III of Germany, with help from a number of other European nobles.

2010 Cook Islands 25 gr $5 silver coin - History of The Crusades: Fourth Crusade, Dandolo of Venice (antique finish).

2010 Cook Islands 25 gr $5 silver coin - History of The Crusades: Fourth Crusade, Dandolo of Venice (antique finish).

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