Pilgrims to Jerusalem in the Middle Ages

Pilgrims to Jerusalem in the Middle Ages

by Donald W. Wilson
     
 

As medieval pilgrims made their way to the places where Jesus Christ lived and suffered, they experienced a variety of difficulties, both great and small. Nicole Chareyron draws on more than one hundred firsthand accounts to consider the journeys and worldviews of medieval pilgrims. These pilgrims of various nationalities, professions, and social classes, motivated

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Overview

As medieval pilgrims made their way to the places where Jesus Christ lived and suffered, they experienced a variety of difficulties, both great and small. Nicole Chareyron draws on more than one hundred firsthand accounts to consider the journeys and worldviews of medieval pilgrims. These pilgrims of various nationalities, professions, and social classes, motivated by religious piety and personal curiosity, wrote their journals for themselves and to convey the majesty and strangeness of distant lands. These writings also reveal the complex interactions between Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Holy Land.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231132305
Publisher:
Perseus (for Columbia University Press)
Publication date:
02/23/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceChronology and Maps1. Evagari et Discurrere per Mundum2. All Roads Lead to Venice3. Venice in Splendid Dress4. Five Weeks in a Galley5. The Holy Lond of Promyssion6. Jerusalem and the Holy Places7. The Church of the Holy Sepulcher: The Christian World in Miniature8. Pilgrimages and Excursions Round and About Jerusalem9. Saracens in the Towns, Arabs in the Desert, and Jews Here and There10. Desert Time, Desert Space11. Sinai and Its Speaking Stones12. Cairo, City of Lights13. Diamonds of the Sands, or Pharaoh's Granaries14. The Virginís Garden, the Hermitsí Desert, and Egyptian Dreams15. Alexandria, Sentry of the East16. Happy He Who, Like Ulysses17. By Way of an Ending: The Smell of Thyme and the Taste of Honey

Columbia University Press

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