ALBERT AHENSKY (Albertus Aquensis)( Historian 1 st Crusade)
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Biography ALBERT AHENSKY (Albertus Aquensis)
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Born in the late 11. About his life we know only that he was a canon in Aachen and had never been to the East. His work The Book of the Christian campaign to liberate, . cleaning and restoration of the holy Jerusalem church (Liber christianae expeditionis pro ereptione, . emundatione et restitutione sanctae Hierosolymitanae ecclesiae), . covering the history of the 1 st Crusade and the Crusader States in the East until 1119, . appeared about,
. 1130. Some parts of very unequal in value. It appears that Albert had a habit of collecting stories that they told him, returning soldiers and pilgrims, and included them in his work indiscriminately and without making references to the sources. Until the mid-19. he was considered a reliable authority, he absolutely trusted Edward Gibbon. The story of Alberta early life of Peter the Hermit - is clearly fictional, so it was Albert is responsible for the incorrect version, according to which the initiator of the movement of crusaders was just Peter. But his stories about the campaigns and Peter Godfrey of Bouillon is likely relied on the testimony of participants, and expounded the history of the crusaders in general coincides with data from other sources.