Saladin (1137/38-93) and the
Third Crusade (1189-92)
Saladin capturing the True Cross, Matthew Paris (ca. 12001259), Chronica Majora, England, ca.
124053, Corpus Christi College Library, Cambridge, MS 26
Tiles, Saladin and Richard the Lionheart, England,
Short Paper #2: Charlemagnes Afterlife
DUE DATE: June 12th
In the years after Charlemagnes death Einhard wrote
his Life of Charlemagne (c. 826), which sought to
establish the great kings legacy as a veritable hero.
In part because of Einhards work, within
Beowulf Poster Project Rubric (10% of final grade)
30% Individual quote paraphrase and analysis (turn
in printed pages for your three quotations on
30% Group presentation
30% Class led discussion
10% Poster (clear design, facilitates
Beowulf Poster + Presentation Project
(Groups of 3)
(circle the question assigned to your group)
1) What is the role of genealogy in constructing
narratives of heroism?
2) What is the role of patronage (for example,
Beowulf and Hrothgar, Beowulf and his o
History B204: Medieval Heroes
(Alexander the Great fights bats and rats. Le Livre et
le vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre, France 1420,
British Library, Royal 20 B XX, fol. 51v)
Instructor: Miles A. Blizard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Class Time: MTWR 10:20
Short Paper #1: The Female Saints of Ely:
DUE DATE: June 3rd
In the second half of the eleventh century there was a
surge in popularity of hagiography in England.
Goscelin of Saint-Bertin was hired by the Abbey of
Ely to write a seri
The 5 Ps of Reading Primary Sources
PERSON: Who is the author, and what do you know about him/her?
Every primary source we read had an author, even if we do not know who the author was.
Its important to determine how reliable and accurate that author was
crusade = "taking the cross (crux)"
Crusades to the Holy Land
Historical Context + Paper
Review paper topic
Answer the following question
Choose either The Pilgrimage of Charlemagne or The Song of Roland.
How is the heroic figure of Charlemagne depicted in Einhards
biographical Life of Charlemagne reimagine
Historical background of Ely and
their important saints (St.
thelthryth + St. Seaxburh)
The Abbey of Ely, England
Founded by the Anglo-Saxon St. thelthryth in 673. After
the period of Viking attacks the Abbey was refounded as a
Benedictine community arou
Final Paper: Saladin (1137/1138 1193) and Richard the
Lionheart (1157-1199) from the Islamic Perspective
Answer the following question: How do the Arab authors
construct Saladins heroism in the historical context of the
Third Crusade? Focus your analysis