2nd Crusade short exam questions

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1. Main reason why Conrad III of Germany went crusading

  • Bernard preached about quenching the tensions
  • his relationship with the pope
  • Duke Welf, threat to the throne, was going, so he was safe to go too
  • he was the German Empror
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2. One reason why Bernard of Clairvaux preached the 2nd Crusade

  • To gain a full indulgence
  • An attempt for the Papacy to regain control of crusading movement
  • Quantum Praedecessores
  • To take over the world

3. Why did the knights go on Crusade

  • They're all reasons
  • they wanted to follow int the success of the 1st crusaders
  • Remission of all sins and other privelages
  • Devastation brought on by the muslims

4. One reason why Louis VI of France went on Crusade

  • he was in debt and if he went his debts would be paid off
  • Very religious and pious
  • He was made to by Bernard
  • vengance

5. Why did Pope Eugenius call the 2nd Crusade

  • A necessary response to the muslims taking Eddessa
  • trick question - they're all reasons
  • The weakness of the crusader states
  • there was a christian leadership crisis in the East

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