DISCUSSION TOPIC: SALADIN, RICHARD THE LION-HEART AND THE USES OF HISTORY
To what extent do the biographies of Saladin and Richard I of England offer us an entry point into understanding key themes of the crusades?
How have these individuals become symbolic figures for successive generations of interpreters?
Saladin, Richard The Lionheart And The Legacy Of The Crusades: A concise overview by Jonathan Phillips for UK's Channel 4.
"Author James Reston, Jr.," WHYY Fresh Air, October 8, 2001: The historian discusses his book Warriors of God -- Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade.
Saladin -- Wikipedia: An entry from the on-line encyclopedia.
Sam Dagher, "Rewriting History In Bronze," New York Times, October 8, 2008.
Norman Housley, "Saladin's Triumph Over The Crusader States," History Today, 37 (July 1987).
Richard I Of England -- Wikipedia: An entry from the on-line encyclopedia.
Richard I (1157-1199), BBC Historic Figures: A very concise snapshot biography.
Rich Lawson, "Richard And Saladin: Warriors Of The Third Crusade."
"Successor To Saladin," New Statesman, 135 (September 4, 2006).
Andrew Wheatcroft and Lisa Allardice, "The Avenging Heir," New Statesman, 132 (March 17, 2003).
D.A. Trotter, "The Legend Of Saladin In Western Literature And Historiography," Medium Aevum, 71 (2002).
David Van Biema, "12th Century: Saladin (c. 1138-1193)," Time (December 31, 1999).
J. Howard Roberts, "Respected By His Crusader Opponents, Saladin Had A More Controversial Image," Military History, 16 (December 1999).
Mike Ibeji, "King John And Richard I: Brothers And Rivals," BBC History In-Depth.
Saladin And Richard The Lion-Heart In The News
"Saddam Hussein Is No Saladin," New York Times, January 26, 1991.
Neil Smith, "Film-Maker Defends Crusades Epic," BBC News, April 28, 2005.
Saladin And His Cairo: An overview for an Egyptian tourism site by Ismail Abaza.
"Portraying Saladin, A Middle Eastern Hero," Morning Edition, May 6, 2005.