Pilgrims to Jerusalem in the Middle Ages / Nicole Chareyron ; translated by W. Donald Wilson.

Other titles
  • Pélerins de Jérusalem au Moyen âge. English
Published
  • New York : Columbia University Press 2011
Physical description
1 online resource (627 pages)
ISBN
  • 9780231529617
  • 0231529619
  • 0231132301
  • 9780231132305
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-281) and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. [New York]: JSTOR, [2019]. Available as JPEG images or in PDF format. Description based on contents viewed 10 January 2020.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Print version record.
Contents
  • Evagari et Discurrere per Mundum ... -- All roads lead to Venice -- Venice in splendid dress -- Five weeks in a galley -- The holy lond of Promyssion -- Jerusalem and the holy places -- The church of the Holy Sepulcher: the Christian world in miniature -- Pilgrimages and excursions round and about Jerusalem -- Saracens in the towns, Arabs in the desert, and Jews here and there -- Desert time, desert space -- Sinai and its speaking stones -- Cairo, city of lights -- Diamonds of the sands, or Pharaoh's granaries -- The Virgin's garden, the hermits' desert, and Egyptian dreams -- Alexandria, sentry of the east -- Happy he who, like Ulysses ... -- By way of an ending: the smell of thyme and the taste of honey.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • History.
  • text
Language
  • English
  • French

Summary

  • "In this detailed study, Nicole Chareyron draws on more than one hundred firsthand accounts as she explores the journeys and worldviews of medieval pilgrims. Her work brings the reader into vivid, intimate contact with the pilgrims' thoughts and emotions as they made the frequently difficult pilgrimage to the Holy Land and back home again." "The travelers not only wrote journals and memoirs for themselves but also to convey to others the majesty and strangeness of distant lands. In their accounts, the pilgrims relate their sense of astonishment, pity, admiration, and disappointment with humor and a touching sincerity and honesty." "These writings also reveal the complex interactions between Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Holy Land. Throughout their journey, pilgrims confronted occasionally hostile Muslim administrators (who controlled access to many holy sites), Bedouin tribes, Jews, and Turks. Chareyron considers the pilgrims' conflicted, and frequently simplistic, views of their Muslim hosts and their social and religious practices."

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