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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The Crusades for describing the major players
of the Crusades and how the Christians butchered ALL the
people in Jerusalem; Muslims, Christians and Jews.

The Crusades
Crescent & The Cross

The Crusades: Crescent & The Cross (2005) - 180 minutes
The Crusades: Crescent & The Cross at Amazon.com

The Crusades: Crescent & The Cross presents the epic battle between two Middle Age superpowers: the Christian Crusaders and the Muslims. Fought over two centuries, the conflict decided the fate of the Holy Land of the Middle East. Only a tiny strip of land, just a few hundred miles long, it contained the ultimate prize, the city of Jerusalem.

This documentary tells the story of the key personalities of the First, Second, and Third Crusades, the popes, kings, sultans, and knights who, in the name of God, ruthlessly fought for land and power. Experience the murder, treachery, and bloodshed of this legendary chapter of history through the eyes of key historical figures such as Richard the Lionheart and Saladin, King Louis VII, and Nur al-Din.

With breathtaking CGI-enhanced visuals, heart-pounding re-enactments, and stunning footage from rarely seen locations, The Crusades: Crescent & The Cross brings the first three Crusades alive, and offers fresh insight for a new generation in conflict.

Episodes:

  • First Crusade
    Intent on revitalizing the Catholic Church, Pope Urban II rallies Christians in 1095 around a common goal. Promising absolution from sin and eternal salvation to anyone who takes up the call to arms, an army of 60,000 Holy warriors takes three years to march 3,000 miles across Europe. In 1099 the Crusaders conquer Jerusalem.
  • Second and Third Crusades
    In 1044, a Muslim empire begins to emerge as separate Muslim city-states unite to fight the Christians. After they defeat the Christians at Edessa in 1144, the Pope calls for a Second Crusade. It ends in failure for the Christians. The power of the Muslims is extended by Saladin and the Muslims recapture Jerusalem in 1187. The Third Crusade begins two years later as Richard the Lionheart wins some victories, but ultimately in 1192, decides he doesn't have the strength to retake and control Jerusalem. The Third Crusade ends.
  • History in the Making: The Crusades
    Take a look behind the scenes and on location as The History Channel recreates this epic conflict in a new two-part series using breathtaking visuals and dramatic reenactments to bring to life the key battles of the period. Listen to interviews from the cast and crew, see how computer generated imagery was employed for visual effect, and hear exclusive commentary by the directors.
  • The Knights Templar
    Once ferocious sword-wielding monks charged with protecting the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the Knights of the Templar met defeat at the end of the Crusades, although their influence could be felt throughout the course of history. With clues from ancient documents and artifacts, and the scholarship of leading historians, The Knights Templar brings to light the fantastic origins and mysteries of the Crusade's mightiest warriors.

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The Crusades
Crescent & The Cross

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The Crusades for describing the major players
of the Crusades and how the Christians butchered ALL the
people in Jerusalem; Muslims, Christians and Jews.