Jordan Amspacher is a fifth-year student in the History department working on thirteenth-century responses to the crusader conquest of Constantinople in 1204. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington, double majoring in English Literature and Medieval History, and his M.A. from the University of Notre Dame with a focus on Islamic Origins. His research interests include crusading literature and rhetoric, Byzanto-Latin relations, Latin perceptions of "the Other" in the long twelfth century, and the reception.of the classical tradition in twelfth-century Europe.