I am curious as to where a compiled list of participants in The Crusades exist and how would one access this, particularly of European Crusaders but would find it interesting of any records of both sides of The Crusades as well.
I have always been under the assumption that due to the time period, the chaos, lack of literacy, record keeping, printing press, and decay and destruction of records that not much would exist.
Then I came across this article "Who Went on the Albigensian Crusade?" in the English Historical Review (Powers, English Historical Review, 2013) and it stating "Many deeds recorded grants, pledges or leases of property that were directly related to the crusade" and it got me wondering what other records would exist for each of the crusades.
I would expect there would at minimum be some records or organizers of groups and perhaps something like "John Smith and 3 swordsmen joined the campaign of so and so.." in addition to the records above as well.
So what I am looking for is a ** research resource(s) of an electronic compiled list of 'known' participants** (not expecting a list of every participant) of The Crusades and any other individual participant information.
As from the article above it implies such as list is definitely possible and there are already sites like Medieval Soldiers and Medieval Genealogy though the Crusades basically predate the sites but they do have some information from them.
Does anyone know where such compiled list is available?