Renaissance #192 – The Crusades (part 1)

Renaissance #192 – The Crusades (part 1)

Ten years after the death of Muhammad in 632, the political and religious map of the Mediterranean and the Near East had been completely rewritten. The great prize was Jerusalem, captured in February of 638. For most of the next 450 years, the Muslims treated the Christians and Jews in their empire very well. So what lead to the First Crusade in the late 11th century?