Read the assigned journal articles for the assignmentand . -Riley-Smith- Crusading as an Act of Love download and Crawford- Four Myths about the Crusades

Is based on the readings of those two articles in the topic and must answer the following questions in the essay

How did the earliest crusader understand their actions did they see themselves as embarking on offense war against the Turks or a defensive war to protect eastern Christians and Christian holy places
What sort of hardships did the crusaders endure or encounter the participation in a crusade could be penetential and represent an act of love on part of crusaders

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