I was a bit tired yesterday when I put this up. I felt something like that Templar to the left. forthose who might want to reac something about this general subject I suggest:
Zoe Oldenbourg, "The Crusades," out of print but available.
Sir John Runciman "A History of the Crusades," 3 volumes
Anything by Joshua Prawer
There is some new research concerning the origins of the people of the 1st Crusade and the demographic pattern of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
I recommend the director's cut of the movie, "The Kingdon of Heaven," There are a number of ahistorical things about the film but I think it captures the spirit of the thing well.
I would welcome comments that add to the bibliography of this subject. 800 years ago wasn't really so long as one might think. pl