Odo of Lagery

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Noun1.Odo of Lagery - French pope from 1088 to 1099 whose sermons called for the First Crusade (1042-1099)Odo of Lagery - French pope from 1088 to 1099 whose sermons called for the First Crusade (1042-1099)
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The Crusades lasted for seven centuries killing thousands of people after Pope Urban II famously said, "Deus vult
The 18 papers in the proceedings consider such topics as the geo-strategies and historical perspectives of Pope Urban II and 'Ali ibn Tahir al-Sulami, the impact of crusading ideology on early 12th-century Denmark, the rationality behind Manuel I Domnenos' attempt to reform the abjuration formula for converts from Islam, the Armenian kingdom and the Mongol-Frankish encounter, and Baybars and the crusades in Arab film and television.
He traces how the first Crusade began with a sermon by Pope Urban II and ended in a two-day blood bath, the sacking of Jerusalem and the slaughter of its inhabitants.
Reality was, of course, quite different as the majority of the Christian soldiers were, in fact, criminals, rapists and murderers who were seeking the divine absolution promised to them by Pope Urban II.
The sermon of Pope Urban II in 1095 continues to echo today.
Within this larger framework, Whalen fits the story of the Crusades, from the first--launched by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095, which achieved the capture of Jerusalem--to the abortive fifth (1213-1221)--which bogged down in Egypt.
Rightfully alarmed and fearing civilizational annihilation, Byzantine emperor Alexius I in Constantinople reaches out to a rival, Pope Urban II, for aid.
Pope Urban II ordered the First Crusade in 1095 to establish Christian control of the Holy Land.
It was the Byzantine loss of so much of the Eastern Christian heartland of Anatolia to the Seljuk Turks in 1071 that prompted Emperor Alexius I to seek help in his fight against the Turks from his estranged Christian brother in the West, Pope Urban II.