Please read EITHER

– Mike Paine, The Crusades (Pocket Essential, 2001), 7-46. Available as an e-book in the Drexel Library catalogue at: http://site.ebrary.com.ezproxy2.library.drexel.edu/lib/drexel/detail.action?docID=10005847

OR

– Peter Frankopan, The First Crusade: The Call from the East (Cambridge: Harvard University Press 2012); Available as an e-book in the Drexel Library catalogue at: http://site.ebrary.com.ezproxy2.library.drexel.edu/lib/drexel/detail.action?docID=10568046

And then discuss: What impact does your author think the Crusades had on the relationship between Western Europe and the rest of Eurasia between 1000-1200. NOTE: Frankopan’s more recent account (2012) shows the important role the Ottoman empire played in starting the Crusades.

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