Failure of the Second Crusade

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  • Failure of the Second Crusade
    • Leadership
      • Louis VII France and Conrad III Germany changing from Edessa to J
        • 1ST Crusade had clear goals set by clear leaders - knew what they were doing
      • Kings - had to go home in the end - different to 1st Crusade
      • Selfish motivations? - chivalry, fame, glory, remission of sin?
      • Conrad refused to help Raymond of Antioch v Turks bc affair with Eleanor of Aquitaine - instead went to J
    • Goals
      • 1ST Crusade had clear goals set by clear leaders - knew what they were doing
      • 1145 Eugenius III set Edessa in "Bull Quantum Praedecessores" - Crusade went to J
      • K of J B.III + Knights Templars changed to target Damascus - an ally of the Eastern Christians - split
      • 11148 Council of Acre meet to decide where to attack
    • East and West
      • East allies with Damascus - West broke and attacked 1148
        • Attack failed
      • Conrad III blames Eastern C in his letter to Abott of Corvey
        • "Treasonably asserted the city was impregnable"
    • Crusaders
      • Bernard of Clairvaux's Apologia - "they were rebellious and unbelieving" - no pure intention
      • Wurzberg  -"lusted after novelties" - no pure intention - not a just war - failure punishment from God
        • Went to escape debt, crime, poverty to fight, no matter who against
    • Muslim Unity
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