Paul F. Crawford (from Intercollegiate Review (46:1) - 04/21/11
The four myths Crawford deals with are as follows:
Myth #1: The crusades represented an unprovoked attack by Western Christians on the Muslim world.
Myth #2: Western Christians went on crusade because their greed led them to plunder Muslims in order to get rich.
Myth #3: Crusaders were a cynical lot who did not really believe their own religious propaganda; rather, they had ulterior, materialistic motives.
Myth #4: The crusades taught Muslims to hate and attack Christians.
Click on the link above to see the whole article with the details and extended footnoted references. This article is a refreshing breath of wind amidst all the propaganda we are bombarded with.