Often when analyzing historical events, the historian must cope with multiple sources which attempt to interpret the same events but differ greatly in form and content. To examine this phenomenon more closely, read the Call to Crusade issued by Pope Urban II at Clermont in 1095 (Letter #5). Choose three additional letters offered as interpretations of this instruction, but written by different authors. Compare these three letters to the Popes (Letter #5) and contrast them to each other (1/2-2/3 of the essay).

Often when analyzing historical events, the historian must cope with multiple sources which attempt to interpret the same events but differ greatly in form and content. To examine this phenomenon more closely, read the Call to Crusade issued by Pope Urban II at Clermont in 1095 (Letter #5). Choose three additional letters offered as interpretations of this instruction, but written by different authors. Compare these three letters to the Popes (Letter #5) and contrast them to each other (1/2-2/3 of the essay).

Thesis: Generally speaking, why might there be differences at all if everyone received the same historic address? Why does this phenomenon continue today? [You may use examples from history or your own experience to illustrate and support your answer.]

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