First Crusade And The Conquest Of Jerusalem Comparison

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In this paper I would like to explain the first Crusade and the conquest of Jerusalem using both Muslim and Christian sources, and to focus on pointing out the taking of the city and the similarities and differences in these sources. As Ibn Al-Athir was a bystander for the Third Crusade. He is the most accurate narrative from the Muslim point of view for the three crusades and he was able to write the history of the Muslim world. The franks overthrow Jerusalem by moving on to there after their arrogant struggled to take the estate by force. The Franks blockaded the estate for six weeks or even more. At that time they were able to build to towers one of these towers was near Sion and it was burnt down by the Muslims and as a result everyone …show more content…
For me, I find that the Muslim source was more convincing and straight to the point and there was not any biases inherited in the source. But concerning the Christian source I see that a lot of biases were inherited in the source and it was obvious enough in its description and way of …show more content…
Works Cited

1. Al-Athir, I. "The Franks Conquer Jerusalem". Academic Search Premier. Web. 28 March 2016.
2. Krey, A. "The First Crusade: The Accounts of Eyewitnesses and Participants" (1921): 250-56. Academic Search Premier. Web. 28 March 2016.
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5. Duncan, F. and Krey, A. "The Deeds of the Franks Who Attacked Jerusalem" (1912):109-115. Academic Search Premier. Web. 28 March

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