History, Hollywood, and the Crusades
McCarthy, Mary R 1989-
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This thesis discusses the relationship between film and history in the depiction of the Crusades. It proposes that film is a valuable historical tool for teaching about the past on several levels, namely the film’s contemporaneous views of the Crusades, and the history Crusades themselves. This thesis recommends that a more rigid methodology be adopted for evaluating the historicity of films and encourages historians to view films not only as historians but also as film scholars.