2,03 World History Essay

675 Words Jan 5th, 2015 3 Pages
02.03 The Crusades: Assessment
Historians have learned a great deal about the Crusades from chroniclers like William of Tyre and Ibn al-Qalanisi. Today, reporters and newscasters travel all over the world to report on international events, including conflicts. Reporters and world leaders use social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook to connect with the public. Imagine what we might know had there been access to television, cell phones, and social media in the 13th century.
Time to imagine there was social media during the Crusades! Your assignment is to write posts that certain important figures could have written had social media existed. You will write one post for each of the following: Pope Urban II, Peter the Hermit, William
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Notice the symbolism on Godfrey of Bouillon’s tunic. The word Crusade comes from the French crois, meaning "cross."
2Peter the Hermit He reportedly tried to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1093 but was captured and turned back by the Turks. When Pope Urban II called up the Crusades, he hastily organized a people’s army and marched east. Although many of his followers perished in an ambush, Peter eventually made it to Jerusalem. There, he gave a sermon before the Crusaders took the city.
3William of Tyre christian cleric and scholar raised in Jerusalem who recorded the events of the early Crusades in The History of Deeds Done Beyond the Sea and The History of Jerusalem. He studied at the school in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem as well as in the universities of Paris and Bologna in Europe. When he returned to the Holy Land in 1165, he became a religious official in the city of Tyre in what is now Lebanon. Later, he served as an advisor and tutor to the Christian lords of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
4Saladin Saladin succeeded where other Muslim leaders had failed. He united the fragments of Islam in Southwest Asia and North Africa and expelled the Crusaders from Jerusalem. His conduct and cunning…