- Words: 580
- Length: 2 Pages
- Topic: Drama - World
- Paper #: 35092251
Rhineland Massacre: Holy War or Papal Politics?
The Rhineland Massacre of 1096 was one of the first large-scale slaughters of the Jews in the Middle Ages, and was followed by a series of mass genocides in Europe, in which Jews were targeted. Although often discussed within the context of the First Crusade, the Rhineland Massacre was actually part of the Popular Crusade, a prelude to the First Crusade. These crusades,