PART I

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I) HOW IMPORTANT WERE THE OATHS

this is concerned with the overall leadership of the crusade + who instigated the call to arms; Alexios asked for military aid and would therefore assume overall command of the expedition

MOTIVES OF ALEXIOS:

protect his city; the crusaders came as allies but he made them camp outside due to fearing they might plot to harm him.

as the the contingents congregated in Const. he had an opportunity to assert imperial authority ove the venture

protect/ secure Byzantine borders + demanded a return of previous Byzanite held land. He wanted the crusaders to succeed but didnt want to take part in an expedition beyond areas of concern. This involvement would

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