Teaching the Crusades

This session will explore the legacies of the Crusades. Far more than a series of military conflicts, the Crusades represented an intensive interaction between Latin Christendom and Dar al-Islam, one that shaped the political, social, intellectual, and religious culture of both in ways that continue to resonate today. Using the DCC The Crusades: Motivations, Administration, and Cultural Influences and other resources, this seminar will introduce approaches and techniques for using the Crusades to teach students about medieval religion, race, war, and globalization.