William Rodriguez prepared this podcast based on his research for HIST 3270 in Fall 2020. The podcast reflects upon how the life of Saladin, as related in Ibn al-Athir, can complicate modern assumptions about jihad.
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HIST 3270 Podcasts
These podcasts were prepared by Fordham University undergraduates enrolled in HIST 3270, who gave their permission for their work to appear on the web. The podcasts summarize short research projects that each student conducted in order to learn about an aspect of the history of the crusades. The podcasts are designed to demonstrate to non-experts the rich diversity of topics that those interested in the crusades can pursue through scholarly works and translated primary sources. While the students received feedback on their podcasts, they are presented here unedited, in order to show and celebrate the creativity and passion that the students brought to their work. With deepest thanks to the students, we hope that these podcasts will spark further interest in the study of crusading.