Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages

ISBN-10: 144260199X
ISBN-13: 9781442601994
Edition: 2011
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Description: The source documents in Pilgrimage in the Middle Agesillustrate the far-reaching significance and consequences of pilgrimage for medieval culture, society, economics, politics, and spirituality. The collection showcases the ways in which pilgrimages  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 9/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The source documents in Pilgrimage in the Middle Agesillustrate the far-reaching significance and consequences of pilgrimage for medieval culture, society, economics, politics, and spirituality. The collection showcases the ways in which pilgrimages inspired and shaped the experiences of commoners and nobles, men and women, clergy and laity for over one thousand years.Pilgrimage in the Middle Agesfocuses on sites within Europe and beyond its borders, including the holy places of Jerusalem. In addition, it includes documents that shed light upon Eastern Christian, Jewish, and Islamic pilgrimages. By revealing the changing face of pilgrimage over the years, the reader offers a window onto broader trends, shifts, and transformations in the Middle Ages.

Brett Edward Whalen is Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill .

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Origins of Christian Pilgrimage
Pausanias's Guide to Greece
Josephus on the Jewish Temple at Jerusalem
The Promised Land in Christian Scripture
Eusebius on the Constantinian Peace
The Discovery of the True Cross
Julian the Apostate and the Temple Mount
The Pilgrimage of Etheria
Jerome on the Pilgrimage of Paula
Jerome on the Cult of Saints
The Life of Melania the Younger
The Breviary offerusalem
Life as Pilgrimage: Augustine's Confessions
Saints, Travelers, and Sacred Spaces in the Early Medieval West
The Churches of Rome
Devotion in Italy: Paulinus of Nola's Letters
Gregory of Tours on Shrines and Miracles in Merovingian Gaul
Pilgrims as Wanderers: The Voyage of Saint Brendan
Penance and Pilgrimage
Saint Boniface on Pilgrimage: Advice and Criticism
Charlemagne and the Churches of Rome
Regulating Pilgrimage in the Carolingian Empire
The Translation and Miracles of Saints Marcellinus and Peter
Criticizing the Cult of Saints: Claudius of Turin's Complaint
The "Saracen" Sack of Saint Peter's Basilica
Jerusalem and the Holy Places Under Islamic Rule
A Christian Reaction to the Islamic Capture of Jerusalem
The Night Journey of Muhammad
The Pilgrimage of Arculf
The Hodoeporicon of Saint Willibald
Charlemagne's Legendary Journey to the East
The Monk Bernard's Journey to Jerusalem
Mukaddasi's Description of Syria
Diary of a Journey through Syria and Palestine
Pilgrimage Before and After the Millennium
Popular Devotion and the Peace of God
The Miracles of Saint Foy
A Penitent Pilgrim in Irons
The Destruction of the Holy Sepulcher
Millennial Devotion and Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
The Pilgrimage of Richard of Verdun
The German Pilgrimage of 1064-65
A Canterbury Monk at Constantinople
Pilgrimage and Holy War
Peter the Hermit's Pilgrimage
The Conquest of Jerusalem in 1099
The Relics of Saint George at Anchin
Monastic Criticisms of Crusading and Pilgrimage
The Pilgrimages of Bohemond of Taranto
The Travels of Saewulf
Pilgrimage from Russia to the Holy Land
The Tomb of the Patriarchs
Richard of Cornwall's Crusade
Pilgrimage and Medieval Society
Guibert of Nogent, On the Saints and their Relics
Accommodating Pilgrims at the Church of St-Denis
Miracles at the Shrine of Thomas Becket
The Marvels of Rome
A Miracle of Mary Magdalene
The Pilgrim's Guide to Saint James of Compostela
Liturgy for Pilgrims and Crusaders
Medieval Exempla and Pilgrimage
Jewish Host Desecration and Christian Veneration
Pilgrimage and the Wider World
Muhammad al-Idrisi's Description of Jerusalem
The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela
Rabban Sauma's Journey from the East
Ibn Battuta on the Pilgrimage Sites of Mecca
The Pilgrimage of Mansa Musa
Ruy Gonzalez de Clavijo at Constantinople
Pero Tafur at Jerusalem
Pilgrimage and Piety in the Late Middle Ages
The Jubilee Year of 1300
Pilgrimage and Satire: The Canterbury Tales
Margery Kempe's Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
The Tribulations of Brother Felix
The Pilgrimage of Arnold von Harff
Thomas More on Saints, Shrines, and Pilgrims
Martin Luther on the Papacy and Pilgrimage
Mexico Meets Jerusalem: Motolinia's History of the Indians of New Spain
Index of Topics
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