1. Explain the popeâ€™s comments prior to his call for the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont in 1095 as those comments were recorded in the chronicle of Fulcher of Chartres. Do you think the pope was making a connection between the failure of knights to abide by the Truce of God and the need to send knights abroad on Crusade? How did the pope encourage Christians to undertake the Crusade?
2. How did the Christian and Jewish chronicles (in the online readings) explain the outbreak of violence against the Jews in 1096? What motives or reasons did they give for the actions of the crusaders?