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The Independent Crusaders Project, by James Doherty

James Doherty

University of Leeds

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Independent Crusaders Project

Discussion Questions

  • What kinds of sources have historians used to examine the crusading movement?
  • How would you define a crusader?
  • Judging by some of the sources on this site, what are some of the reasons why people went on crusade?

Teaching Modules

Further Reading

Constable, Giles, ‘The Historiography of the Crusades’, in The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World, ed. by Angeliki E. Laiou and Roy P. Mottahedeh (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2001), pp. 1–22.

Phillips, Jonathan, Defenders of the Holy Land: Relations between the Latin East and the West, 1119–1187 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996).

Throop, Susanna A., ‘Introduction: What Were the Crusades?’, in The Crusades: An Epitome (Leeds: Kismet Press, 2019).

To Cite this Page

Doherty, James, “The Independent Crusaders Project,” Middle Ages for Educators, July 22, 2020. Accessed [date]. http://middleagesforeducators.com/the-independent-crusaders-project-by-james-doherty/

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