Crusades Paper Writing Workshop 101

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/28/11 Crusades Paper: 101 Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/28/11 Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/28/11 3/28/11 Outline The Blind Men and the Elephant : Or what’s the point? Thesis Sample Paper Historical Analysis Skill: Sourcing, Corroboration, Contextualizing Christian Letter Describing Saladdin Evidence and Contrary Local Issues 3/28/11 Thesis Descriptive Merely stating what happened.  Ex: “The Crusades were a series of bloody battles fought between the Christians and the Muslims.”  No argument, therefore, no paper. Analytical “I think…” statements  Ex: “I think the Crusades were fought because aliens told them so.” Argumentative: As a reader, I can agree or disagree with you. You can prove your point later on in the paper.  Cut out the “I think…” and you have a decent analytical thesis statement. 3/28/11 “During the course of human history there has been an ebb in flow in regard to the religious devotion of subjects within certain civilizations. Some societies have been excessively religious while others during the same period of time experienced an extreme amount of secularism. Such variations are not random occurrences, but are almost always tied with economic and social development. What is interesting, however, is the fact that as societies begin to develop economically and socially there is a decreasing interest in religious matters by the subjects of those kingdoms. This is evident in the writings of the various parties during the crusades. The careful study of various texts written during the crusades reveals that European Christian kingdoms during the time of the crusades were experiencing religious fanaticism while Islamic civilizations were experiencing a far more secular existence.” 3/28/11 Using Your Sources Sourcing: looking at the author  how he/she got the info  his/her bias?  level of participation Eye witness or second-hand source? intended audience type of document  Journal? (more personal) Newspaper? (broad audience) Sermon? (specific audience) when it was written in comparison to the events it describes  Written close to events or long after they’ve happened? 3/28/11 Sources continued… Corroboration: Looking for commonalities (similarities)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2011 for the course HIST 201 taught by Professor Sabey during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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