What were the crusades and what are the different possible reasons for why the crusades occurred?
Why were there different destinations for the various crusades?
What was happening in Europe that made military campaigns like the crusades possible?
Although this map is concerned with the crusades that occurred in the Middle East, there were other crusades at this time. Who were the targets of these other movements? Where did these events occur?
When did the first Jewish exodus begin? Where was the origin of Jewish society? Why did the first migration occur?
Are there connections between the beginnings of the various expulsions and other events? What are some of the other events occurring at these times that might have led to the persecution of the Jewish people?
Where did the majority of the Jewish population migrate to after the expulsions from Western Europe? Why would these areas be appealing?
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