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Despite the perils that faced the medieval traveller, not to mention the formidable length of time that many journeys could take, large numbers of people were on the move. From Viking seafarers and migrating hoards to kings and queens on royal progressions and ordinary men and women on their pilgrimage, this book demonstrates just how many different groups of people travelled in Europe and even to other continents. In this informative and well-presented study, Norbert Ohler considers in turn the different motivations that drove people, including the involuntary type, the forms of transportation, the places of hospitality en route, the dangers and the protection. Seafarers, missionaries, mobile royal courts, Saxons and Vikings, wandering bishops and popes, crusaders, soldiers, pilgrims, explorers to Asia, Columbus, roaming scholars, poets and artists are all considered.
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