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By Benjamin Netanyahu

ISBN-10: 0446523062

ISBN-13: 9780446523066

This exam of the center East's afflicted background lines the origins, improvement and politics of Israel's dating with the Arab international and the West. It argues that peace with the Palestinians will go away Israel prone to Iraq and Iran.

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But, apart from the possibilities from loot, that was the limit of their expectations. Later crusades were helped by more efficient means of financing, including secular and ecclesiastical taxation and the moneys raised from the redemption of crusade vows, but at this time every crusader had to make his own arrangements for the meeting of his expenses, which in an agricultural society could only mean the disposal of, or the raising of loans upon, 44 The First Crusade property. 51 Another factor must also be taken into account.

For almost a century great lords, castellans and knights had been subjected to abuse by the Church. Wilting under the torrent of invective and responding to the attempts of churchmen to reform their way of life in terms they could understand, they had become perceptibly more pious. Now they were presented by a pope who knew them intimately with the chance of performing a meritorious act which 48 The First Crusade exactly fitted their upbringing and devotional needs and they seized it eagerly. But they responded, of course, in their own way.

The father of Albert, Conrad and Frederick of Zimmern gave them money for the journey. The mother of Reinold sold property to the abbey of St Peter of Helmarshausen to provide her son with cash. The crusade of the brothers Dodo and Leofranc Donat was financed by their sister Saura and her son Bertrand of St Jean, who bought land from Dodo and entered into a mortgage agreement with Leofranc. Countess Ida of Boulogne helped her sons to raise funds. 82 The picture that emerges, however, is one of relatives making substantial sacrifices to provide cash for crusaders.

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