King Sigurd sails from the country by Gerhard Munthe.
|Commanders and leaders|
| Sigurd I of Norway
~ 5,000 men, 60 galleys
|Casualties and losses|
|Unknown||Two towns may have been destroyed in Iberia. Many people killed in other places.|
The Norwegian Crusade was one of several religious wars in which European countries fought against Muslims in Turkey and the Middle East. The First Crusade was 1095-1099. The Norwegian Crusade was next, from 1107 to 1110. King Sigurd I led the crusade. Sigurd was the first European king to go on crusade to the Holy Land. He did not lose any battles. The Norwegian crusade seems to have been similar to earlier Viking raids.
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Other reading[change | edit source]
- Riley-Smith, Jonathan. The First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading. p. 132. http://books.google.com/books?id=LuxwUEkb990C&pg=PA132&lpg=PA132&dq=Norwegian+Crusade&source=bl&ots=kII8KTm5O0&sig=tv1v1Tm7JMr3mVljYOubVruO9So&hl=en&ei=AAASSqPtN4mQ_Qb_6PmvDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4#v=onepage&q=Norwegian%20Crusade&f=false.
- "Heimskringla or The Chronicle of the Kings of Norway - Saga of Sigurd the Crusader and His Brothers Eystein and Olaf". Online Medieval and Classical Library Release. http://omacl.org/Heimskringla/crusaders.html. (Old Norse: )
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- Krag, Klaus. "Sigurd 1 Magnusson Jorsalfare". Norsk biografisk leksikon. http://www.snl.no/.nbl_biografi/Sigurd_1_Magnusson_Jorsalfare/utdypning.
- Riley-Smith, 1986, p. 132