Kingdom Of Jerusalem Research Paper

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There is an abundance of scholarly literature centered upon the contemporary state of Israel in relation to its Arabic neighbors. Politically, economically, and religiously disconnected from its territorial surroundings, with heavy reliance on Western powers for security and growth, Israel almost parallels the experience of the Christian Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. Though despite being territorially surrounded by, and economically and militarily inferior to, its Arabic and orthodox neighbors—mainly the Byzantines to the north in Anatolia, the Fatimid Caliphate to the south in the Nile river basin, and the Seljuk Empire to the east—the new kingdom enjoyed relative success and stability throughout the twelfth century. This phenomenon lays at the heart of my proposed research. …show more content…
Within this timeframe, focus will lay upon the kingdoms political structure, its Templar and …show more content…
I proposed three factors, the First of which is concerned with the political structure of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. In relation to secondary source material, I will build upon the premises of works such as: Kings and Lords in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, “The Succession to Baldwin II of Jerusalem: English Impact on the East,” and “The Impact of Crusader Jerusalem on Western Christendom,” in order to demonstrate how the shared rule of Jerusalem, between the king and his nobles—within the Haute Cour (High Court)—facilitated a degree of lasting cooperation which contributed to the success of early military

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