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Synonyms for crusade

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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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63) It is a fact that Christians always kept their distance in relating to Muslims after the Crusades because they had created a gap between the two religious communities.
As a result of this wholesale revision, there have been a number of new general histories of the Crusades based upon current scholarship, most notably Jonathan Riley-Smith's The Crusades: A Short History, and Thomas Madden's A Concise History of the Crusades.
The first four Crusades are covered in minute detail, the later Crusades less so.
The set THE CRUSADES is a 4-volume work of art highly recommended for both high school and college-level libraries as a basic introductory reference.
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.
A History of the Crusades, Volume Six: The Impact of the Crusades On Europe is the latest in a series of anthologies collecting essays by expert historians chronicling and analyzing aspects of the Crusades and their repercussions on world history.
The Crusades may be causing more devastation today than they ever did in the three centuries when most of them were fought, according to one expert.
Ridley Scott's Crusades saga appears more sincere than ``Troy,'' ``King Arthur'' and ``Alexander'' about getting the philosophical issues and much of the history about its subject as right as a big-budget movie can.
For years, fundamentalist groups have been using tactics similar to Hill's to fly under the radar and slip into public schools with sectarian messages designed to promote religious crusades off site.
Discredited among his fellow antiabortion crusades by divorce and bankruptcy in the late 1990s, far-right activist Randall Terry has found a new crusade--battling gay marriage.
Thanks to Osama bin Laden, the Crusades have been getting a lot of bad press lately.
It was a remark that sent shudders through the Islamic world, where the memory of the original Crusades (11th - 14th century) is still an open wound.
Conservatives and progressives have made common cause in many of the moral crusades and moral panics of the last century--and in its broad outlines, one can see the not-quite-unusual alliance taking shape even earlier.