James Doherty, University of Leeds
This Mapping Project takes advantage of emerging digital tools to shed light on individuals who assumed the identity of crusader and traveled to the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem outside of the major, canonical crusades.
Provides examples of ways to use the Independent Crusaders Project website in teaching
- Orientation to the website: Minute 5:40
- Discussion of teaching modules: Minute 11:43
- 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?
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).
Doherty, James, “The Independent Crusaders Project,” Middle Ages for Educators, July 22, 2020. Accessed [date]. https://middleagesforeducators.princeton.edu/resources/independent-crusaders-project
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