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Synonyms for crusade

Synonyms for crusade

an organized effort to accomplish a purpose

a goal or set of interests served with dedication

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Synonyms for crusade

any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims

exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person

go on a crusade

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In the first crusade, Jerusalem was overrun and historians recorded that every Muslim and Jewish inhabitant was killed.
It might come as a surprise, then, that the '50s crusade against comic books was led by a leftist psychologist, that Hollywood's old Production Code was a byproduct of the New Deal, and that Jane Addams, one of the Progressive Era's most prominent reformers, worried publicly about the effect movies might have on the young.
The crusade is dependent on the transparency prospect in the Telecommunications Act, that focuses to permit users to compare coverage and excellence of telecom facilities.
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Imbedded within it is the notion that the Frankish Levant was principally distinguished by the crusades that produced and defended it.
The Muslims blazed across north Africa and up into Spain by force, yet those today who attack the Crusades avoid judging this violent seizure.
It is probably easier to understand the greed, self-seeking, jealousies, and cruelties which marred the Crusades and, along with tensions among crusaders, native Christians, and Frankish settlers contributed mightily to their failure, than their impetus of idealism and even spiritual exaltation.
If the studies on the Crusades are many, so, too, are the lingering questions.
Modest surviving evidence suggests that they did actually wear shifts painted with the design of a cross, marking them as successors to the four legitimate crusades that had previously taken place.
For all that, historians of the early crusades and of twelfth-century spirituality will benefit from Purkis's lively suggestions.
The first four Crusades are covered in minute detail, the later Crusades less so.
Unfortunately there is no more glaring example of this application of the language of heresy on the Christian side than in the theology of the Crusades (1096-1271).
The intolerance of the Catholic Church prevails, whether in the persecution of heretics and Jews, or the greed and savagery that inspired the Crusades endorsed by the Pope.
Although Western Christians may think the Crusades are ancient history, these medieval wars in which Christian crusaders slaughtered Muslims and established Crusader states in Palestine are vivid memories for Muslims.