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About The Crusades Project


Mission Statement

The last twenty years have witnessed an exponential rise in interest in the crusades and their influences on Western and Eastern cultures. One recently emerging area of interest is the profound influence the crusades have had on European and Middle-Eastern literature. This bibliography (a partner site to the Camelot Project) will provide annotations of narratives that take their influence and inspiration from the historical crusades. The project is currently focused on English and American literature, but our long-term goal is to provide substantial annotated bibliographies and essay-based entries for other European (and eventually Middle-Eastern and Asian) countries as well.

Our hope, in producing such a resource, is to encourage further research and discussion of the Crusades and their effect on literature at all educational levels.

The Project is prepared and published in the Rossell Hope Robbins Library, a special medieval collection in the University of Rochester's Rush Rhees Library. The Robbins Library Digital Projects are overseen by Alan Lupack ( Questions about The Crusades Project can be directed to Leila K. Norako at


Leila K. Norako
University of Rochester Kristi J. Castleberry
University of Rochester
  • Early-Modern British Literature
Rebekah Greene
University of Rhode Island
  • Long Eighteenth Century
  • Romantic Literature
Megan Morris
University of Rochester