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Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages : A Reader - Brett Edward Whalen

Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages

A Reader

Paperback Published: 30th September 2011
ISBN: 9781442601994
Number Of Pages: 400

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Pilgrimage inspired and shaped the distinct experiences of commoners and nobles, men and women, clergy and laity for over a thousand years. Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages: A Reader is a rich collection of primary sources for the history of Christian pilgrimage in Europe and the Mediterranean world from the fourth through the sixteenth centuries. The collection illustrates the far-reaching significance and consequences of pilgrimage for the culture, society, economics, politics, and spirituality of the Middle Ages. Brett Edward Whalen focuses on sites within Europe and beyond its borders, including the holy places of Jerusalem, and provides documents that shed light upon Eastern Christian, Jewish, and Islamic pilgrimages. The result is an innovative sourcebook that offers a window into broader trends, shifts, and transformations in the Middle Ages.

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Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages, the sixteenth volume of the University of Toronto Press's "Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures" series, provides an impressively comprehensive collection of medieval pilgrimage narratives. -- Comitatus Overall, the volume supplies an invaluable teaching tool which-like others in the series-is ample and diverse enough to be deployed effectively in many types of courses. Study questions after each selection primarily encourage close reading and a search within the texts for answers, with some opportunities for speculative imagination and comparisons of different sources. -- The Medieval Review

Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. xi
The Origins of Christian Pilgrimagep. 1
Pausanias's Guide to Greecep. 2
Josephus on the Jewish Temple at Jerusalemp. 5
The Promised Land in Christian Scripturep. 9
Eusebius on the Constantinian Peacep. 13
The Discovery of the True Crossp. 19
Julian the Apostate and the Temple Mountp. 21
The Pilgrimage of Etheriap. 23
Jerome on the Pilgrimage of Paulap. 26
Jerome on the Cult of Saintsp. 30
The Life of Melania the Youngerp. 33
The Breviary offerusalemp. 40
Life as Pilgrimage: Augustine's Confessionsp. 42
Saints, Travelers, and Sacred Spaces in the Early Medieval Westp. 45
The Churches of Romep. 46
Devotion in Italy: Paulinus of Nola's Lettersp. 49
Gregory of Tours on Shrines and Miracles in Merovingian Gaulp. 56
Pilgrims as Wanderers: The Voyage of Saint Brendanp. 65
Penance and Pilgrimagep. 70
Saint Boniface on Pilgrimage: Advice and Criticismp. 74
Charlemagne and the Churches of Romep. 77
Regulating Pilgrimage in the Carolingian Empirep. 81
The Translation and Miracles of Saints Marcellinus and Peterp. 83
Criticizing the Cult of Saints: Claudius of Turin's Complaintp. 96
The "Saracen" Sack of Saint Peter's Basilicap. 100
Jerusalem and the Holy Places Under Islamic Rulep. 103
A Christian Reaction to the Islamic Capture of Jerusalemp. 104
The Night Journey of Muhammadp. 108
The Pilgrimage of Arculfp. 109
The Hodoeporicon of Saint Willibaldp. 117
Charlemagne's Legendary Journey to the Eastp. 124
The Monk Bernard's Journey to Jerusalemp. 126
Mukaddasi's Description of Syriap. 132
Diary of a Journey through Syria and Palestinep. 135
Pilgrimage Before and After the Millenniump. 143
Popular Devotion and the Peace of Godp. 144
The Miracles of Saint Foyp. 147
A Penitent Pilgrim in Ironsp. 163
The Destruction of the Holy Sepulcherp. 166
Millennial Devotion and Pilgrimage to the Holy Landp. 169
The Pilgrimage of Richard of Verdunp. 172
The German Pilgrimage of 1064-65p. 175
A Canterbury Monk at Constantinoplep. 180
Pilgrimage and Holy Warp. 183
Peter the Hermit's Pilgrimagep. 184
The Conquest of Jerusalem in 1099p. 189
The Relics of Saint George at Anchinp. 192
Monastic Criticisms of Crusading and Pilgrimagep. 196
The Pilgrimages of Bohemond of Tarantop. 200
The Travels of Saewulfp. 204
Pilgrimage from Russia to the Holy Landp. 206
The Tomb of the Patriarchsp. 210
Richard of Cornwall's Crusadep. 222
Pilgrimage and Medieval Societyp. 229
Guibert of Nogent, On the Saints and their Relicsp. 230
Accommodating Pilgrims at the Church of St-Denisp. 234
Miracles at the Shrine of Thomas Becketp. 236
The Marvels of Romep. 241
A Miracle of Mary Magdalenep. 249
The Pilgrim's Guide to Saint James of Compostelap. 250
Liturgy for Pilgrims and Crusadersp. 262
Medieval Exempla and Pilgrimagep. 266
Jewish Host Desecration and Christian Venerationp. 271
Pilgrimage and the Wider Worldp. 275
Muhammad al-Idrisi's Description of Jerusalemp. 276
The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudelap. 280
Rabban Sauma's Journey from the Eastp. 285
Ibn Battuta on the Pilgrimage Sites of Meccap. 296
The Pilgrimage of Mansa Musap. 304
Ruy Gonzalez de Clavijo at Constantinoplep. 309
Pero Tafur at Jerusalemp. 316
Pilgrimage and Piety in the Late Middle Agesp. 323
The Jubilee Year of 1300p. 324
Pilgrimage and Satire: The Canterbury Talesp. 325
Margery Kempe's Pilgrimage to Jerusalemp. 331
The Tribulations of Brother Felixp. 337
The Pilgrimage of Arnold von Harffp. 349
Thomas More on Saints, Shrines, and Pilgrimsp. 359
Martin Luther on the Papacy and Pilgrimagep. 365
Mexico Meets Jerusalem: Motolinia's History of the Indians of New Spainp. 370
Index of Topicsp. 379
Sourcesp. 381
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ISBN: 9781442601994
ISBN-10: 144260199X
Series: Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 30th September 2011
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.54

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