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After the members of the first Crusade appeared in Asia Minor, the Armenians developed close ties to European Crusader States . They flourished in south-eastern Asia Minor until it was conquered by Muslim states. Count Baldwin , who with the rest of the Crusaders was passing through Asia Minor bound for Jerusalem, left the Crusader army and was adopted by Thoros of Edessa , an Armenian ruler of Greek Orthodox faith. [56] As they were hostile towards the Seljuks and unfriendly to the Byzantines , the Armenians took kindly to the crusader count. So when Thoros was assassinated, Baldwin was made ruler of the new crusader County of Edessa . It seems that the Armenians were pleased with Baldwin's rule and with the crusaders in general, and some number of them fought alongside the crusaders. When Antioch had been taken (1097), Constantine, the son of Roupen, received from the crusaders the title of baron. [ citation needed ]

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