Baldwin, M. W. (ed.) / Volume I: The first hundred years
XV: The Second Crusade, pp. 463-512 PDF (5.7 MB)
512 A HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES I and his entente with Manuel were more than enough to alienate him.4° There was to be no epilogue to recover the fortunes of the Second Crusade in Palestine. The vision of all the forces of Christendom on the march against the pagan Slays and the Moslem world had been dissipated by the mixture of military and non-military elements in the armies, divided leadership, conflicting interests within Christendom, lack of knowledge and understanding of the countries invaded, and the growing strength of the Moslems in the east. The smaller, more concentrated, essentially military expeditions in Portugal and Spain had achieved the successes of the crusade; and they foreshadowed the shift from the vast miscellaneous outpourings of the First and Second Crusades to the more limited personnel and more definite objectives of the Third and Fourth Crusades. 40 Louis's letters to Suger (RHGF, XV), pp. 502, 509. R. Röhricht, Beitrage zur Geschichte der Kreuzzüge, II (Berlin, 1878), p. 79, thinks that the crusade cost the Germans about a million men.
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