Posted: March 11th, 2023
Need help with research on the Crusade.
Research Paper: Final Submission Assignment
This is the major work for the term. In this assignment, you will be expected to think historically as well as theologically/biblically. You will examine your chosen topic through the lens of historical primary sources and secondary historical sources (scholarly books, peer reviewed journal articles, and online articles by recognized scholars) to develop a thesis statement (a single sentence that sets forth an argument to be defended) that will be developed throughout the paper on the basis of your research. The purpose is not a general overview but a focused paper which delves into a specific person, event, period, etc.Instructions
You should have already chosen a topic from the list provided below and have submitted a proposal showing a focused topic/thesis. You will now write a paper of 3,000-3,600 words (10-12 pages, excluding front and back matter). The final paper must include no less than three (3) primary sources and six (6) secondary sources. Secondary sources must be scholarly books and journal articles. Your paper should focus on the historical aspects of the topic and how to apply what you have learned in your research to contemporary challenges in the church.
Your paper must conform to the style standards of the latest edition of Kate L. Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Most of the detailed instructions you need can be found at the School of Divinity Writing Guide located in the Course Guide.
Your paper should draw upon the writings of Church Fathers, scholars, theologians, and historians as well as Scripture to present a concise overview of the topic along with a view to how to apply what you have learned in the context of contemporary ministry. This project, in many respects, will be merely a sampling, something to whet your appetite, so to speak, for further study. You will be expected to choose your sources judiciously. Works that are general histories or historical accounts should be counted as secondary sources. Works by the persons with whom you are dealing should be considered primary sources. Be sure you consult up to date scholarly journals. These can be accessed through the LUO Library portal.
Remember to review the LUO Honor Code. Also read Turabian on the issue of plagiarism. Put your best effort into your research and your writing. If you are not sure, or think you might need help, contact your instructor or the LUO Writing Center or Tutor.com for help with grammar, style, and spelling.
List of Approved Topics:
· The Crusades
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.
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CHHI 510: Survey of the History of ChristianityStudent’s name
The Crusades, a series of religious wars fought between Christians and Muslims in the 11th to 13th centuries, had a profound impact on both the East and the West, shaping the religious, political, and cultural landscape for centuries to come (Throop, 2019).
a. Definition of the Crusades
b. Historical Context
c. Main Goals and Objectives
d. Overview of Major Crusades
II. Impact on the East
A. Muslim Responses to the Crusades (Tyerman, 2019)
1. Military resistance
1. Diplomatic negotiations
1. Cultural exchange
B. Changes in the Islamic World
1. Religious developments
1. Political dynamics
1. Economic impacts
C. Legacy of the Crusades in the East
1. Perceptions of the Crusades in the Islamic World (Tyerman, 2019)
1. Lessons learned from the Crusades
1. Contemporary issues and challenges
III. Impact on the West
A. Christian Responses to the Crusades
1. Papal support
1. The role of the feudal lords
1. Public opinion
B. Changes in the Western World1. Religious developments 1. Political dynamics 1. Economic impacts
C. Legacy of the Crusades in the West
1. Perceptions of the Crusades in the Western World1. Lessons learned from the Crusades 1. Contemporary issues and challenges
IV. Comparison of the Eastern and Western Impacts
A. Similarities and Differences
B. Theoretical and Historical Interpretations
C. Significance of the Comparative Analysis
The Crusades had a profound impact on both the East and the West, shaping the religious, political, and cultural landscape for centuries to come (Davis‐Secord, 2021). The legacy of the Crusades continues to influence contemporary issues and challenges, and a comparative analysis of the Eastern and Western impacts provides valuable insights into the historical, theoretical, and cultural dimensions of the Crusades. By exploring the complexities and nuances of the Crusades, we gain a deeper understanding of the forces that shaped the religious, political, and cultural landscape of the past and present.
Davis‐Secord, S. (2021). In Battle and in Bed: Wanton Women and Women Warriors in Muslim and Christian Crusade Narratives. Gender & History.
Throop, S. A. (2019). Engaging the crusades in context: Reflections on the ethics of historical work. In The Crusades in the Modern World (pp. 129-145). Routledge.
Tyerman, C. (2019). The World of the Crusades. Yale University Press.
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