Successes Of The Third Crusade

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Successes of the Third Crusade
Bryce Murzyn
Mrs. Carrol
MYP World History
Period 1
Word Count: 1108

Table of contents
Identification and Evaluation of Sources . . . . . . . . 1
Investigation . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . 3
End Notes . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Identification and Evaluation of Sources
This investigation attempts to answer the question, what were the successes of the Third Crusade? The question is relevant or important because it focusses on the next unit and involves religious conflicts. The subtopic that will be addressed are Islamic influences on this Crusade.
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The origin of this source is also a book, Warriors of Christendom, published in the UK by John Matthews and Bob Stewart in 1988. The purpose of this book is informational only and is about the leaders of that time. The value of this book is that it provides information on the major leader King Richard as well as his role in the Third Crusade. This book has all its sections accompanied by a bibliography but does not use the format of in text citations. It does have a balanced view on the topic and talks about the strengths and weaknesses of King Richard. The limitation of this book would be that it is a little bit dated but not long enough for it to affect the information.

The third crusade started in 1189 and its main goal was to recapture the Holy land. Its successes, both Christian and Muslim, are still reviewed to this day. The crusade consisted of three major monarchs: Emperor Barbarossa of the Holy Roman empire, King Richard of England, and King Philip of France. They all had one common goal and it was to set out and recapture the Holy land from Saladin. This crusade began in 1189 and would last for three years. With the Muslims, under the leadership of Saladin, recently taking control of Jerusalem from the Christians in 1187, they now owned a region that many wanted. Although Saladin did successfully protect Jerusalem from invaders, the Christian attackers were successful in
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