Question about primary sources in 'Arab historians of the Crusades' by GabrieliWatch this thread
2.) How can I find out what year the primary source was actually written, required for my bibliography.
Now I know the answer seems obvious but look. Here are examples. Under each source is the authors name
Frederick Barbarossa's Crusade and his death (source)
Ibn Al-Athir, XII, 30-2 (author)
What do the numbers mean? 1130-2? So I guess thats when he wrote it but seems abit late to write that source imo. and its 1 year before his death?
Anyway another example adds further confusion
Saladin's illness and Death
Baha AD-Din (361-9)
Also im pretty sure it isn't page numbers