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Robert the Monk's version of Pope Urban II's call to crusade

From Robert the Monk's version of Pope Urban II's call to crusade, why would Christians in the West be moved to embark on a dangerous journey to fight in the Holy Land after hearing Pope Urban's speech at Clermont?

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Pope Urban II's speech at Clermont in November of 1095 was the spark for what would later become known as the First Crusade. Additionally, many Western European Christians felt compelled to journey and fight in the Holy Land after hearing Pope Urban's speech. They felt adamant to defend their religion and avenge for the death of fellow Christians in the East. Below are some of the reasons why Christians felt compelled to fight for their faith:

1. That their faith and religion (Catholicism) was being threatened:
"We wish you to know what a grievous cause has led us to your country, for it is the imminent peril threatening you and all the faithful which has brought us hither."

2. That Christians were being persecuted in the East:
"... a race from the ...

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This solution examines Robert the Monk's version of Pope Urban II's call to crusade. It explores why Christians in the West be moved to embark on a dangerous journey to fight in the Holy Land after hearing Pope Urban's speech at Clermont.

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