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Albert of Aachen
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[of Aix-la-Chapelle; Albertus canonicus Aquensis]

fl. early 12th century. Germany. Cleric at Aachen (Rhineland) and supposed author of a Latin Historia Ierolsolimitana (History of the Journey to Jerusalem), though this is a late attribution: the earliest manuscripts have neither author's name nor title.

The work was written concurrently with or soon after the events of the first crusade (1095-99) and the period of early settlement in Outremer (1099-1119), evidently by a cleric in the Rhineland area using mainly oral sources, that is, the…

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Edgington, Susan B., “Albert of Aachen”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 19 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00063>
First published online: 2016

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