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Albert of Aachen: Where did he live?
Germany
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Dates source Written?
1125-50
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Purpose?
To write a history of the expedition to Jerusalem from Clermont to 1121, Kingdom of Jerusakem.
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Personal Background?
Never visited the Holy Land, but had personal consultation with those who did
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Other information?
Did not rely on the Gesta for his information, but instead with his personal consultations with Crusaders. Religious background influenced the amount of emphasis placed on miracles. Used by William of Tyre as a source.
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Ekkehard of Aura: Where did he live?
Germany
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Dates source written?
1101
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Purpose
To re-write the Gesta Francorum; wanted to present a more religious background behind the Crusade due to his background.
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Context surrounding the source?
Written during the reign of Emperor Henry
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Personal background?
Benedictine Monk. Sided with the papacy in the Investiture Crisis against Henry. Did not go on the Crusade but went on the follow up Crusade of 1100-01 in order to go on a pilgrimage
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Other information?
A Benedictine Monk and Chronicler. Important for the persecution of the Jews by the Germans; discussing Emicho, Folkmar and Gottschalk
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