Why did Pope Eugenius call 2ns crusade

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  • Why did Pope Eugenius call 2nd Crusade
    • December 1144, capture of Eddessa
    • to follow in the footsteps of Pope Urban and the 1st Crusaders
    • A necessary response to the Muslims capturing Eddessa
    • Quantum Praedessores emphasises family traditions of crusading
    • Weakness of crusader states




Also, due to the influence of Bernard of Clairvaux's preaching tour.

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