Please note that this week you will be assessed on a piece of writing that you will do in reaction to Fulcher of Chartres on “The First Crusade and the Siege of Jerusalem (1101-1127),” which is in Sources of the West, pages 176-182. It will be worth 20 points and assessed via the rubric below.
In a short essay of approximately 250 words, and with full consideration of the other materials assigned for this Module (lectures, my article, and textbook selection) please respond to the following in a well-written essay: Why did Fulcher write The History of Jerusalem?
In your essay, please be sure to:
- Directly address the author’s context, considering what was going on in his life to motivate him to write this work
- Refer directly to the background information you have been assigned to help you understand the broader context of this source
- Include direct quotations from the text to support the reasons for why Fulcher wrote his work