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Survivors were given the chance to save their lives by converting to Islam, which some did, including their leader Rainauld, setting a precedent for many future crusaders. Muslim prisoners were decapitated, shot with arrows, forced to jump from high towers, or burned. The castle was razed to the ground by the Oeselians. The Seljuk Turks were originally an Asian horde which, like the Huns of earlier times, had penetrated far into the West. He assured his listeners that God himself wanted them to encourage men of all ranks, rich and poor, to go and exterminate Muslims.

By the reign of Charlemagne, the language had so diverged from the classical that it was later called Medieval Latin. When Muslims crept out of the city at night to bury their dead the Christians left them alone. The crusaders had purportedly gone to help Byzantium, and had sworn to restore to the Emperor any of his territory that they recaptured, but not a single one ever did so. After all, good Christians couldn't send their men off to fight one infidel and abandon the homeland to another. They thieved and murdered all the way to Constantinople, by which time only about a third of the initial force remained.

The killing continued all night and into the next day. Something of a curate's egg. Konrad's military weakness led him in to ask the Roman Catholic monastic order of the Teutonic Knights to come to Prussia and suppress the Old Prussians.

Around the Mediterranean, pottery remained prevalent and appears to have been traded over medium-range networks, not just produced locally. Later members of his family inherited the office, acting as advisers and regents. This program of measures was part of the Church's attempt to limit warfare within Christendom.

In the Livonian Brothers of the Sword and the bishop Theodorich joined forces and invaded Saaremaa over the frozen sea. Charles the Bald received the western Frankish lands, comprising most of modern-day France. The replacement of goods from long-range trade with local products was a trend throughout the old Roman lands that happened in the Early Middle Ages. In its favour this book is well written, and mentions a lot of information not available in other popular works. The first crusaders usually arrived to fight during the spring and returned to their homes in the autumn.

An important activity for scholars during this period was the copying, correcting, and dissemination of basic works on religious and secular topics, with the aim of encouraging learning. The division was disputed. Sieges were laid to a series of Muslim cities. Writing to the Church in Rome, he intentionally spread stories some aparently invented of Turkish atrocities against Christians in Asia Minor.

At Albara the population was totally extirpated, the town then being resettled with Christians, and the mosque converted into a church. The latter one was led by the Bishop of Lund Anders Sunesen with his brother. On the far side of the water their massed forces were no threat to the city. The shape of European monasticism was determined by traditions and ideas that originated with the Desert Fathers of Egypt and Syria. During a period of more than years leading up to the arrival of German crusaders in the region, Estonia was attacked thirteen times by Russian principalities, and by Denmark and Sweden as well.

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